Austin Public Health is no longer offering an isolation facility as of July 5, 2022.

Guidance for Congregate Living

COVID-19 is most likely to be transmitted via person-to-person contact. Therefore, congregate living quarters must manage communal areas appropriately to reduce spread. 

Austin Public Health has created COVID-19 Guidance for Congregate Living Facilities to mitigate the spread of the disease. 

Get Tested 

If you are concerned about exposure to COVID-19 or have symptoms, visit austintexas.gov/covid-testinfo to find out how to get tested. Or visit Vaccines.gov (Vacunas.gov in Spanish) to find the nearest testing location. Call 3-1-1 or 512-978-8775 if you need to speak to someone about getting tested for COVID-19. 

Quarantine Guidance 

Review this flowchart to determine how long to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19

If you are up to date with vaccinations or tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days, you do not need to quarantine unless symptoms develop. Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone who had COVID-19. Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 days when you're around others inside your home or in public. 

If you are not up to date with vaccinations, stay at home and quarantine for at least 5 full days. Get tested at least five days after you last had close contact with someone who had COVID-19. After 5 days, you can leave quarantine but wear a well-fitted mask when around others. Isolate immediately if you develop symptoms. 

Get Help 

To read about the resources available for COVID-19, visit austintexas.gov/covid19-resources