How long are you contagious if you have hepatitis A?
You are contagious for about seven to 14 days before your symptoms appear and for about one week after you display the symptom of jaundice (yellow eyes and skin). You can return to school or work if you do not have symptoms, but continue to be very careful about washing your hands.
When should you see a healthcare provider about hepatitis A?
If you think you have been exposed to hepatitis A, contact your healthcare provider or your state health department to find out what you need to do next. If you were diagnosed with hepatitis A and you have any kind of relapse or new symptom, call your provider.