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.
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.
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