Tested Positive for Covid-19?
In recognition of the public’s growing familiarity with the protocols required for COVID-19 quarantine and isolation and in an effort to prioritize Health Department resources for the upcoming fall/winter vaccination season, as of July 1, 2022, the Health Department will no longer be contacting individuals who test positive using a PCR COVID-19 test.
If you have questions, please use the information below provided by our partners at the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
If you are still unable to find the information you are looking for or have further questions, you may call the Gloucester Health Department at (978) 325-5266.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek emergency care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, are having symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19, you can use a helpful tool by visiting: CDC.gov to determine next steps for quarantine or isolation.
For guidance regarding children in school, daycare, camp or other group settings please visit: Mass. Department of Public Health.
You can find detailed information about isolation and quarantine guidelines, masking, testing, vaccines, and more by visitng: Mass.gov.
For frequently asked questions from the CDC visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
For resources in Portuguese please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/informacoes-sobre-a-covid-19-covid-19-information-in-portuguese
For resources in Spanish please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/informacion-sobre-covid-19-covid-19-information-in-spanish
For more languages visit: https://www.mass.gov/resource/multilingual-covid-19-materials