Quarantine Timeline Updates (December 2020)

The Hamilton County Health Department has adjusted quarantine timelines based on State and CDC guideline changes.


For Close Contacts

10 day quarantine from last exposure to positive case.

 

OR

 

Contacts may reduce quarantine to only 7 days if the following criteria is met:

1.  No symptoms present during the entire quarantine period.

2.  Test negative from day 5-7 ONLY not before or after.

 

For Household Contacts

10 day quarantine from the positive case’s 10th day of isolation or well date if the case is symptomatic after 10th day of isolation; well date is the day after day 10 in which the positive case has been 24 hours symptom free and fever free without a fever reducing agent. Contacts may shorten their household contact quarantine by completing 7 days of quarantine from the cases 10th day of isolation or well date if the case is symptomatic after 10th day of isolation. Contact must be symptom free the entire quarantine period and provide a negative test result from day 5-7 ONLY not before or after. 


If not tested between day 5 and day 7, then the exposed individual must wait until the 10th day quarantine is complete.


*ASCEND: Please complete Ascend the entire quarantine period (including weekends)If users do not complete surveys while quarantined, and indicate they are symptom free, the algorithm will not be able to track symptom data and eligibility will be delayed to 14 days. The Ascend ruleset is dependent on users having 10/7 consecutive days being symptom free.*


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