FDL County Public Health Issues New COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines

The Fond du Lac County Health Department is releasing a new set of guidelines for those that need to quarantine for COVID-19. Up until now, 14 days has been the norm since the start of the virus, but now Public Health Officer Kim Mueller has issued new guidelines reducing the quarantine period to 7 days, IF you’ve had a negative test and have no symptoms. If a person needs to quarantine, and has no symptoms but still has not had a test, that quarantine will last 10 days. Mueller days the new guidelines go into effect Monday, December 7, and “balance reduced burden against a small but non-zero risk of post-quarantine infection that is informed by new and emerging science.” Mueller still says quarantine for 14 days after someone has been exposed, remains the safest strategy.