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NEW CDC AND VDH QUARANTINE GUIDELINES ADOPTED BY TCPS


VDH will adopt CDC guidance with an effective date of Monday, December 7, 2020. Wording will be as follows:

  • People who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should monitor for symptoms and follow all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions (e.g., wear a mask, avoid crowds, follow social distancing, and wash hands frequently) for 14 days after the last exposure.

  

  • VDH and CDC still recommend that close contacts quarantine (stay home) for 14 days after their last exposure. This is the safest option. If people choose to end quarantine early, there are 2 options:

    • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have developed; OR
    • Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a viral test (e.g., PCR-3-day or antigen test- rapid) performed on or after Day 5 is negative and if no symptoms have developed.