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Health Dept. updates quarantine guidelines

Posted on: January 3, 2022
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The Ohio Dept. of Health announced on Dec. 30, 2021 that it has updated guidelines for quarantines to align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. These guidelines call for a shortened quarantine period for those with a positive test result, and for those who have been exposed to COVID-19.

Under the new guidelines, asymptomatic individuals and symptomatic COVID-19 positive patients whose symptoms are “resolving” – defined as going without a fever for 24 hours – should isolate for 5 days, compared to the previously recommended 10. The CDC also notes that under these new guidelines the 5 days of isolation should be followed by 5 days of mask-wearing when around others or in public.

Go to our Quarantine Guidance webpage for the most up-to-date information.