Manitowoc County clarifies new COVID isolation, quarantine guidelines

Effective immediately, Manitowoc County Health Department is adopting the recently updated Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period for the general public.

This change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness.

The updated guidance is as follows:

• For those who test positive for COVID-19: isolate

Who: Everyone, regardless of vaccination status

Isolation can be reduced from 10 days to 5 days if:

· you are fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication) and symptoms are improving; and

· you can wear a well-fitting mask for five additional days when around others

• For those who were exposed to someone with COVID-19: quarantine

Who: People who have been boosted or completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six months or received the J&J vaccine within the last two months

· Wear a mask around others for 10 days.

· Test on day five if possible.

If you develop symptoms, stay home and get tested as soon as possible.

Who: People who are unvaccinated or completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than six months ago and are not boosted or received the J&J vaccine more than two months ago and are not boosted:

· Stay home for five days.

· Wear a mask for five additional days.

· If quarantine is not possible, you must wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days.

· Test on day five if possible.

If you develop symptoms, stay home and get tested as soon as possible.

Questions should be directed to the Manitowoc County Health Department at (920) 683-4155.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to darkin@orourkemediagroup.com.

Share your opinion

Avatar

Join the conversation

Recommended for you