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Ohio Department of Health Aligns with Updated CDC Quarantine & Isolation Guidance (12-30-21)

By Chris Rogen, MPH, BSN, RN, LSN, NCSN posted 01-10-2022 13:27

ODH Aligns with CDC Updated Quarantine & Isolation Guidance

COLUMBUS – Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA, director of the Ohio Department of Health, today announced that the Ohio Department of Health has aligned with CDC’s recently updated quarantine and isolation guidance released earlier this week. 

“Evidence shows that the majority of COVID-19 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to symptom onset, and in the 2-3 days after symptoms begin,” explained Dr. Vanderhoff. “The CDC’s updated quarantine and isolation guidance takes the latest science and evidence into consideration, with a focus on testing, masking, and symptom monitoring – similar to Ohio’s reduced quarantine guidelines in the state’s ‘mask to stay’ and ‘test to play’ guidance.”