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The state of Arkansas classifies someone as Recovered after they meet the following conditions:

  • It has been 14 days since the onset of symptoms and the patient is not hospitalized or deceased
  • It has been 14 days since the positive test if the patient is asymptomatic

A few things to note about the Recovery classification:

  • It does not require a person test negative for Covid-19
  • It does not require contact with the patient to verify that they are symptom-free
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From the Arkansas Department of Health:

The answer to that depends somewhat on why you need to isolate.

If you have symptoms of Covid, you should isolate for at least 10 days after your first symptom started. You can leave isolation after 10 days once you’ve gone 3 days without a fever and your symptoms are improving. 

If you’ve had a positive Covid test but no symptoms, you can leave isolation after 10 days if no symptoms ever developed.

If you’ve been exposed to Covid-19, you are required to quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure. The incubation period of the virus is believed to be 14 days, so if you haven’t developed symptoms in that timeframe, you can leave quarantine.
Rob Wells

Rob Wells, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media.

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The University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media operates this site as an independent source of news and as a community service for Arkansas residents. Students produce the content here under the supervision of Rob Wells, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism. The data presented here is collected at roughly the same time each day from the Arkansas Department of Health website.

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