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BCPH issues local isolation, quarantine orders to control spread of COVID-19

The Butte County Public Health has issued local isolation and quarantine orders for people who are exposed to or contact COVID-19.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 9:59 AM
Updated: Oct 19, 2021 9:59 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Effective immediately, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) is issuing local isolation and quarantine orders to help control the spread of COVID-19, according to BCPH.

BCPH Officer Dr. David Canton issued the local order mandating that people isolate and quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

BCPH said this order will help protect vulnerable people from the avoidable risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19.

People who are exposed to a person with COVID-19 or contact COVID-19 could put vulnerable people at significant risk, according to BCPH.

BCPH said people should self-isolate if they have received a positive antigen or PCR lab test and are symptomatic within 14 days of being in close contact with a person who had or is believed to have had COVID-19.

This includes if a person is notified by a healthcare provider they are likely to have COVID-19. People should self-isolate at their home or another residence.

K-12 students are required to follow the California Public Health guidance for K-12 students

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People should self-quarantine if they come in close contact within six feet of a person who is infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a person with COVID-19 during their infectious period, which is 48 hours before symptoms begin.

People who are in close contact must self-quarantine and follow the California Department of Public Health’s guidance on isolation and quarantine for COVID-19 contact tracing.

BCPH said people who are fully vaccinated are not obligated to comply with the quarantine requirements if they do not show signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

People who are fully vaccinated are recommended to get a test within three to five days after exposure and wear a mask in a public indoor setting for two weeks after the exposure.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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