What does it mean to be "Recovered" in Arkansas?

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
How long should people isolate?

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.