If I test negative, do I have to finish my 10-day quarantine?

­­Yes. If you have been told to quarantine for 10 days, you must complete the quarantine even if you tested negative during that time. You cannot test out of quarantine. 

If you test negative for COVID-19 you may not have been infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. 

The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You might test negative if the sample was collected too early in your infection and you could test positive later during your illness. 

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1. If I test negative, do I have to finish my 10-day quarantine?
2. What am I allowed to do during quarantine?
3. What are the differences between social distancing, quarantine, and isolation?
4. What is the amount of time for quarantine?
5. If someone in my household is quarantined, are we all quarantined?
6. What counts as close contact?