Isolation (for those who have tested positive for COVID-19) and quarantine (for those who have been in close contact – within 6 feet for 10 minutes – with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19) orders are provided in writing by the Ulster County Department of Health (DOH). If someone is scheduled to receive written orders, they will be contacted by DOH and New York State contact tracers, and the isolation and quarantine period will be determined during an interview with the patient. Release orders will be issued at the conclusion of the isolation and quarantine period.
Employers may accept a letter from a primary care physician indicating an employee’s need to self-quarantine. For employees looking to apply for Paid Leave, a doctor’s letter attesting to a patient having met the State’s criteria is required. The COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Hotline is available at 844-337-6303.