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Mendocino Health Officer Clarifies: California Isolation Order for COVID Positive Patients Remains in Effect

The following is a press release issued by Mendocino County Public Health:


Mendocino County Public Health would like to clarify that the California statewide Isolation Order for positive COVID patients is still in effect after Health Officer Dr.  Andy Coren rescinded the local Order for Isolation and Quarantine in Mendocino County. 

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Isolation and Quarantine Order continues to require that those who have a positive test, COVID symptoms, or been diagnosed by a provider isolate themselves to protect others. Isolation can end on day 5 with a negative test and if no fever is present and symptoms are resolving. For those with a positive test on day 5, isolation may end at 10 days, if no fever and symptoms are resolving. 

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ended its quarantine recommendation for the general public. Exposed persons should still get tested for COVID 3-5 days after an exposure and wear a mask around others for 10 days, but can continue to work, go to school, and participate in normal activities as long as they have no symptoms. 

CDPH quarantine instructions continue to recommend quarantine for employee and resident close contacts in certain high-risk settings where transmission risk is high and the populations served are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease. These settings include homeless and emergency shelters, healthcare settings, correctional facilities, and long-term care facilities. 

“I am rescinding the local Orders and deferring to CDPH guidance around quarantine and isolation requirements in Mendocino County,” said Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren. “It’s important to get tested early and continue with isolation protocols if you test positive for  COVID. We want to limit transmission and protect our vulnerable community members as much  as possible.” 

COVID-19 information and various data dashboards are available on our website  at: http://www.mendocinocounty.org/covid19 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Nobody gives a dam anymore. He can rescind until he is blue in the face. Nobody cares about covid 19 anymore. Find something better to worry about…& to lie about.

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