A total of 1,512 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, after 12 additional cases were reported today.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman today issued an update to the Mass Quarantine Order, which reduced the duration of mandatory quarantine from 14 days to a minimum of 10 days for people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 but have not tested positive. This follows similar moves by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health.
“We realize that a 14-day quarantine can be a hardship and a barrier to adherence,” Dr. Hoffman said. “Public Health still strongly encourages 14 days as the safest choice to reduce spread of COVID-19.”
While the duration for mandatory quarantine has changed, isolation duration remains the same.
To read the order or for more information about quarantine and isolation, go to humboldtgov.org/blanketorders.
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