Public Health reduces isolation period for fully vaccinated COVID-19 positives
The Public Health Department has announced immediate changes, as of Tuesday 12th October 2021, in the protocol required isolation periods of known COVID-19 positive cases.
- Positive cases isolating by themselves are to be tested on day 11 of isolation and will be released if negative for COVID-19
- Positive case with vaccinated household members: if all are vaccinated persons, they will be tested on day 11 along with the positive case and will be released once everyone in the household test negative for COVID-19
- Positive case with unvaccinated household members: If unvaccinated, they will be tested on day 15 along with the positive case and will be released once everyone in the household test negative for COVID-19. If a household member is fully vaccinated (ie: parent of a child under vaccination age), the individual can test on day 11 and be released as long as they do not go back into the home until the positive case and other household members have tested negative.
“Public Health’s isolation protocols may change as we progress through various stages of community spread,” confirmed Medical Officer of Health, Dr Samuel William–Rodriguez. “We are continuously evaluating the situation and will adapt as needed in an effort to keep our community safe from the spread of COVID-19.”
If you are a positive COVID-19 case, or in the household of a positive, and believe you qualify for the reduced isolation period, please contact the Flu Hotline.
If you have flu symptoms, please stay at home and contact your healthcare provider or the Flu Hotline. 947-3077, 1-800-534-8600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information & resources on COVID19 visit https://www.exploregov.ky.
Submitted by: Health Services Authority (HSA)