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SCPHS COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guide

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There is a delay between when some people find out they have a positive test COVID result, when SCPHS can call them to explain the isolation procedures, and when the SCPHS can notify their close contacts of the need to quarantine.  WE NEED YOUR HELP.




  • Read and follow the Interim Public Health Director's Order for Quarantine 

  • SCPHS Isolation/Quarantine Checklist

  • Close contacts and household members of an individual with a positive test results must QUARANTINE for 10 days past the last date of exposure.

  • Close contacts of a positive case should have a diagnostic COVID-19 test about 5 to 7 days after their last date of exposure to the positive case. A negative diagnostic COVID-19 test does not end or shorten the quarantine period. 


  • Click here to find a testing site near you

  • Call the NYSDOH at 1-888-364-3065.  The NYSDOH tests 7 days a week.

  • Please Call your doctor, not the SCPHS, with questions about your own health and for advice on managing symptoms. If you are having trouble breathing or are experiencing severe symptoms, call 9-1-1. Notify 9-1-1 that you are in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19.   


How to Report a COIVD Positive Employee/Student/Volunteer


Isolation & Quarantine Documents and Forms

Interim Public Health Director's Orders

Interim Public Health Director's Order for Isolation of a Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Isolation Order Cover Page

Interim Public Health Director's Order for Quarantine 


Quarantine Checklist and Contact Tracing Tool

SCPHS Contact Tracing Tool

SCPHS Quarantine Checklist


Food Accessibility Resource

If you are in need of food or groceries while on Isolation or Quarantine the following offer grocery delivery:

(Delivery fee's may apply)



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If you receive SNAP benefits, you can order groceries from the following (Delivery fee's may apply)



If you do not currently receive SNAP, but may be eligible please click the link below to contact a Nutrition Outreach and Education Coordinator at Hunger Solutions New York.  Their staff can help you find the assistance you may qualify for.

Hunger Solutions New York

Additional Resources:

The Food Pantries of the Capital District is a coalition of more that 65 food pantries from the Capital Region. They can connect you with pantries in your local community. For more information please click the link below or call the Referral Line at 518-458-1167 ext.108 

Food Pantries of the Capital District