New ‘post-surge phase’ COVID-19 guidelines eliminate quarantine recommendations
Townships may wish to review and update any COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines they have in place, following updated recommendations from the state Department of Health and Human Services, based on Michigan’s current conditions and continued low numbers of new cases. The guidelines continue isolation recommendations for those who test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms without a negative test or alternative diagnosis (isolate for five days; resume activities, while wearing a mask around others, for days 6-10 if symptoms improve or no symptoms develop). However, the recommendations now indicate that, regardless of vaccination status, following a personal or household exposure, individuals should monitor for symptoms and wear a mask around others for 10 days, and test three to seven days after exposure or if symptoms develop. For other types of exposure (such as from the community or in a work setting), individuals should simply monitor for symptoms for 10 days, test if symptoms develop, and consider masking around others. Quarantine guidance may be adjusted to respond to and control outbreaks within unique settings as needed.
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