The surge in COVID-19 cases and increase in hospitalizations in Oregon are a concern right now. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has updated recommendations for the length of quarantine to 14-days. We want to remind you that quarantining is an important tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.
Here’s what you need to know about the quarantine guidance:
- If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 you should quarantine for 14 days.
- People who have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated.
- A person is considered fully vaccinated if it has been two weeks or longer since they received the final dose of their vaccine series and they do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
Revised guidance for this new recommendation is being finalized and will be available on the OHA webpage.
This article first appeared in the April 26, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.