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Health Department Receives Guidance On Quarantine Times


Last updated 12/4/2020 at 4:21pm

On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services released updated guidance to local health departments based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent options for reducing the length of quarantine times for close contacts of people with COVID-19. Transylvania Public Health began using the updated criteria for quarantine Friday.

Quarantine is for people who have been in close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) to someone who has COVID-19. Quarantine for people who have been exposed but are not yet sick is an important step in disease p...

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