Coronavirus Watch: COVID-19 quarantine time reduced in Josephine County

The quarantine period is lowered from ten to seven days.

Posted: Nov 24, 2021 2:30 PM

The Josephine County Public Health Department is telling residents they may now spend less time in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19. They issued the following statement today:

Josephine County residents may be able to spend less time in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

Josephine County Public Health will now allow residents exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine for seven days instead of 10 days if they test negative for the virus after the fourth day of quarantine and show no symptoms of the disease. This follows the latest Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education guidance for schools. Tests can be performed at a person’s place of business, at a lab or clinic, or by using a self-testing kit. Both Antigen and PCR testing is acceptable.

Despite the change, employers may require a stricter set of requirements be met before an employee can return to work. JCPH is available to support any employers that choose to observe stricter requirements relating to COVID-19 exposure.

All residents can now report positive test results from commercially available self-testing kits to their health care provider or the JCPD COVID-19 call center at (541) 916-7030. Results must be reported within 48 hours of testing. A contact tracer will contact the individual for a confidential conversation and further guidance.

Reporting a case of COVID-19 to one’s medical provider or Public Health can limit the number of days residents may need to quarantine after future exposures within 90 days of testing positive. Those in need of support services during the isolation period can be connected with local organizations that may be able to offer assistance.

Self-tests can be performed on residents of any age within seven days of the onset of symptoms or two to 14 days after known exposure to someone with COVID-19. Each home kit is different, so it is important to read and understand the provided instructions before beginning the testing procedure.

Information reported to Public Health will be held in strict confidence.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 387485

Reported Deaths: 5116
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Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
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Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
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Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
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California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 5060048

Reported Deaths: 74129
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Los Angeles152429427102
San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
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Alameda1246581500
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Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
Stanislaus912991413
Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058629
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
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