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Posted on: December 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update on Quarantine/Isolation & Vaccinations

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Tuesday, December 28, 2021


CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

For people with COVID-19 and no symptoms, the CDC has shortened the time for isolation from 10 days to 5 days, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

  • The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of COVID-19 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.
  • Therefore, people who test positive should isolate for 5 days and, if asymptomatic at that time, they may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for 5 days to minimize the risk of infecting others.

For people exposed to COVID-19, the CDC has updated the quarantine period.

  • For people who are unvaccinated or not boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.
  • Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure.
  • Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. 
  • For all those exposed, best practice would also include a COVID-19 test at day 5 after exposure.
  • If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.

For the full CDC announcement, visit https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html


UPCOMING VACCINATION CLINICS

For a complete list of vaccine providers, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/sleevesup

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Crescent Community Health Center, 1690 Elm St., Dubuque
Walk-in vaccinations and boosters for ages 16 and up and pediatric Pfizer for CHILDREN AGES 5-11.  For more information, call 563-690-2850.

Friday, Jan. 7, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque
Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson  for ages 16 and up and pediatric Pfizer for CHILDREN AGES 5-11.

Monday, Jan. 10, 3 – 6 p.m.
Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque
Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson for ages 16 and up and pediatric Pfizer for CHILDREN AGES 5-11.

Friday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association, 660 Iowa St., Dubuque
Walk-in vaccinations and boosters of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson  for ages 16 and up and pediatric Pfizer for CHILDREN AGES 5-11.


Get information on local COVID-19 testing options.
 
Please do not reply to this message.  If you have questions, please call 563-556-6200.  

 For current statewide data, please visit coronavirus.iowa.gov/

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