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 this tool developed by the CDC to determine next steps for quarantine or isolation.

For guidance from the Mass Department of Public Health, for children in school, daycare, camp or other group settings, click here.

 You can find detailed information about isolation and quarantine guidelines, masking, testing, vaccines, and more at this Mass.gov webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Translated Information

Resources in Portuguese: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/informacoes-sobre-a-covid-19-covid-19-information-in-portuguese

Resources in Spanish : https://www.mass.gov/info-details/informacion-sobre-covid-19-covid-19-information-in-spanish

More languages: https://www.mass.gov/resource/multilingual-covid-19-materials