See full answer The most recent CDC guidance states that someone who has had COVID-19 can discontinue isolation once they have met the following criteria: It has been more than 10 days since your symptoms began. You have been fever-free for more than 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Other symptoms have improved. The CDC is no longer recommending a negative COVID-19 test before going back out in public. Anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 but never experienced symptoms may discontinue isolation 10 days after they first tested positive for COVID-19. Even after discontinuing isolation, you should still take all precautions when you go out in public, including wearing a mask, minimizing touching surfaces, and keeping at least six feet of distance away from other people.