Alabama Changes Quarantine Guidelines
December 19, 2020
An article published by WAFF 48, written by the WAFF 48 Digital Writing Staff
, titled "Alabama Department of Public Health Adjusts COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines"
stated the length of at home quarantining for people who have not conducted any tests but were expected to come close to contact with people who are COVID-19 positive could end quarantining after the 10th day, so long they do not have any coronavirus related symptoms.
While the CDC has offered the option of ending quarantine after seven days after individuals test negatively, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has decided this option is not sustainable at this time due to significant community spread, high case numbers, increasing COVID-19 positivity rate in Alabama and disparities and shortages in testing availability.
In the event the 10-day option is held, people in quarantine must follow additional requirements. Some of those requirements include daily symptom monitoring, which must show any clinical evidence of COVID-19 throughout the 10-day quarantine process and must continue daily system monitoring past the 10-day mark in quarantine through Day 14 for clearance.
For more information on the changes made to the COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines, don't forget to click on the link provided above or here: Alabama Department of Public Health Adjusts COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines.