Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, Sept. 3 @ 9:46 a.m. / COVID-19
Public Health Releases Info On Quarantine and Isolation For COVID Patients
Following a town hall meeting in which he reported that COVID-positive patients were still visting pharmacies, Del Norte County's public health officer released information about quarantining.
From Dr. Aaron Stutz on Friday:
As the rate of transmission of COVID-19 continues to be extremely high in Del Norte County, with increased hospitalizations and deaths, Del Norte County Public Health would like to remind our community of the following:
All individuals who test positive should isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms (or their positive test if asymptomatic) and should remain at home and away from others for that entire period.
This includes those who have received a positive result from a home test or rapid antigen test, such as BinaxNOW.
Quarantine for Close Contact:
• Unvaccinated Contacts - Must stay at home for 10 days after last contact with the positive case.
• Fully Vaccinated Contacts - If no symptoms, do not need to quarantine.
Testing for Close Contact:
• Unvaccinated Contacts - Get tested immediately. If test negative, must: Still remain at home until the quarantine period is over. Be tested again in 5-7 days after last contact with the Case or immediately if symptoms develop.
• Fully Vaccinated Contacts - Get tested at 3-5 days after last contact with the Case, even if not having symptoms.
• Individuals should get tested either through pharmacies, healthcare provider offices, or at any of the free testing sites in the county.