Panhandle Health District issues NEW Covid Guidelines

new covid guidelines

CDC recently updated its guidelines for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those who have been exposed to or come into contact with individuals who have COVID-19. Each situation is detailed below:

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status should:

• Stay home for 5 days from your symptom onset OR 5 days from test date if no symptoms.

• If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

• Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 If you: Have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

• Wear a mask around others for 10 days.

• Test on day 5, if possible. • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If you: Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated

• Stay home for 5 days and wear a mask around others.

• If no symptoms are experienced during the five days, you can end isolation after day 5 while continuing to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

• Test on day 5 if possible.

• If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home For more information, please go here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/yourhealth/quarantine-isolation.html.

 





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