Updated: January 06, 2022 03:50 PM
Created: January 05, 2022 03:06 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County will update its COVID-19 protocol to more closely align with new state and federal guidance that shortens many COVID-19 isolations to five days, followed by five days of wearing a well-fitting mask while around others.
On Dec. 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made the change, citing growing evidence that people with coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.
On Jan. 4, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) more closely aligned its guidance with the CDC’s.
The guidance for those who test positive is as follows:
The guidance for those who were exposed to COVID-19 is as follows:
Monroe County Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael Mendoza shared some more details on the county guidance in a tweet Thursday afternoon.
Isolation and quarantine guidelines are changing frequently. This is a quick summary of the latest guidelines that we are now following in Monroe County. pic.twitter.com/VFHHc8kz0X— Dr. Mike Mendoza (@DrMikeMendoza) January 6, 2022
Monroe County's full guidance released Thursday is available here.
Read the full NYSDOH guidance below (mobile users, click here):
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