For patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who are recovering in a home (non-hospital) setting, isolation may be discontinued when both of the following have occurred:
- The patient is free of fever, productive cough, and other acute symptoms of respiratory infection for 72 hours.
- 10 days has elapsed from the day the patient first experienced symptoms.
Health officials continue to recommend that all individuals limit gatherings to 10 people or fewer. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has provided public health guidance for discontinuing isolation or quarantine for individuals infected with or exposed to COVID-19: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/memos/communicable-diseases/2020-08.pdfSee all FAQs