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Brazos County Health District shortens quarantine guidelines for those exposed to COVID-19

Posted at 12:30 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 13:30:13-05

BRAZOS COUNTY — On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new guidance for public health authorities to determine and establish the quarantine option for their jurisdictions.

CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. However, based on local circumstances and resources, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives.

The Brazos County Health District will be following the revised guidance:

  • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
  • When testing resources are sufficient and available, then quarantine can end after Day 7 with a negative test result and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. Testing should occur 5-7 days after exposure.

In both cases, symptom monitoring, wearing a mask, and social distancing must continue through Day 14.

More information can be found at this link and this link.