Isolation for positive cases remains at 10 days. The pattern that currently is being seen is most transmission is happening within households. Research has demonstrated that up to 66 percent of individuals who live in a household with a positive case will become positive up to as long as 14 days out, which is why household contact quarantine will remain at 14 days. For household contacts who do not separate, the quarantine period begins at the end of the 10-day isolation period for the positive case. The failure to separate has extended quarantine for many household contacts. For additional information, contact the Pettis County Health Center at (660) 827-1130.
4. The person who is released early from quarantine must continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the last contact, wear a mask, stay six feet of away from other people, avoid crowds and wash hands frequently- per CDC guidance- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html 3. Anyone with symptoms may not be released from quarantine at seven days.
Pettis County Health Center Administrator JoAnn Martin says quarantine is the process by which a person exposed to a disease that can be spread before the person becomes sick or can spread the disease without becoming sick is separated from other, non-exposed people to protect non-exposed people from becoming ill. A contact is defined as non-masked contact with the person who is known to be positive for 15 minutes or longer and closer than six feet. 2. The individual wishing to end quarantine early must notify the Health Center case investigator and report the negative test to the Pettis County Health Center. Quarantine cannot be released until at least seven days after the last contact with the positive case.
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