US – CDC has updated its recommendations just before the start of the new year.
Accoridng to the CDC they no longer recommend that people quarantine after they have a Covid exposure unless they are in high-risk congregate settings, such as jails, nursing homes, and homeless shelters. Schools are not considered high risk though.
In the case of exposure at a school, the CDC now says students and school staff who remain asymptomatic (without symptoms) should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.
“Both prior infection and vaccination confer some protection against severe illness, and so it really makes the most sense to not differentiate with our guidance or our recommendations based on vaccination status at this time,” Dr. Massetti told reporters.
This recommendation followed a statement that around 95% of the US population has either, been vaccinated, had Covid already, or both.
If you are diagnosed with Covid that recommendation remains the same.
As of Thursday, August 11, Pickaway County health reports 259 active cases within Pickaway County that are not jail inmates.