Monkeypox Services

I’ve tested positive for Monkeypox, do I need to isolate?

Yes. Patients should isolate until all lesions have resolved, the scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.

What are the Monkeypox isolation guidelines?

According to departments of public health, here are the isolation guidelines:

  • Isolate in a room or area separate from other household members and pets when possible.
  • Do not leave the home except as required for emergencies or follow-up medical care.
  • Persons without an essential need to be in the home should not visit.
  • Avoid close contact with others.
  • Avoid close contact with pets in the home.
  • Abstain from all sexual activity.
  • Do not share items that could be contaminated by the lesions (for example, bed linens, clothing, towels, washcloths). Do not share drinking glasses or eating utensils.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and items (for example, counters, light switches) using an EPA-registered disinfectant (example can be found at or scan the QR code) in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask or respirator for source control when in close contact with others at home.
  • Avoid the use of contact lenses to prevent inadvertent infection of the eye.
  • Avoid shaving areas of the body with lesions as this can lead to the spreading of the virus.
  • Do not share dishes and other eating utensils. It is not necessary for the infected person to use separate utensils if properly washed. Wash soiled dishes and eating utensils in a dishwasher or by hand with warm water and soap.
  • If possible, use a separate bathroom if there are others who live in the same household.
  • If there is not a separate bathroom in the home, the patient should clean and disinfect surfaces (for example, counters, toilet seats, faucets) using an EPA-registered household cleaning product (example can be found at after using a shared space if the lesions are exposed (for example, showering, toileting, changing bandages covering the lesions). Consider disposable glove use while cleaning if lesions are present on the hands.
  • Please refer to the CDC’s Home Infection Control page at

Can I make an appointment for a Monkeypox screening?

Yes, you can! We’re able to screen patients for Monkeypox.

‍## Are you able to provide a Monkeypox vaccine? Carbon Health is currently providing the vaccine in select locations. Check out this page to see if the vaccine is available at a clinic near you. (opens in a new tab)