New COVID Quarantine Guidelines (12/3/20)

The Winneshiek County Public Health issued new guidelines for Winneshiek County due to changes from the CDC.  Here are the new guidelines and infomatic to help understand the breakdown of quarantine.

This is for persons who are contacts or exposed to a positive. This guidance applies to a person after their last exposure to a positive.

CDC is providing public health agencies with options to shorten the length of quarantine in some situations. Under these options, your local health department may decide quarantine can end:

  1. After 10 days without a COVID-19 test, AND if the person has reported NO symptoms during the 10-day period.
  2. After 7 days with a negative test result, AND if the person has reported NO symptoms during the 7-day period.

The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home for 14 days if you think you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Check your local health department’s website for information about options in your area to possibly shorten this quarantine period.

Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they have the virus. Learn more:

If you have questions please contact our school nurse Brandi Hemesath.