CDC now offers a new option to shorten the 14-day quarantine for COVID-19

Montezuma County Public Health has adopted the CDC’s new option for a 10 day quarantine period. While a quarantine period of 14 days is still the gold standard, quarantine cases with no symptoms may end their quarantine after a full 10 days. A test is not required after the end of the 10 days.

Cases must still monitor their symptoms for a full 14 days following exposure. If symptoms occur, stay home and begin the isolation process. You can choose to get a COVID-19 test if you become symptomatic. If the results are positive, you will be contacted by the health department.

Due to the ongoing community spread and continuing increase in positive cases in Montezuma County, we have determined that contact tracing is no longer effective.  While MCPHD will continue with investigation of positive COVID-19 cases, we are now asking those cases to inform their close contacts who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Those who have been exposed should begin quarantine, and monitor themselves for symptoms.

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