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Public Health Shares Guidelines for Persons Positive for Omicron

Public Health has developed new isolation guidelines due to the discovery of the Omicron variant in the community. Persons who are suspected to have the Omicron variant, and their primary contacts, will be isolated or quarantined for fourteen days under a Public Health order. Suspected persons and their contacts are also expected to follow all Omicron-related guidelines until genomic sequencing confirms their status.

Omicron positive persons and their contacts who received their booster of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at least two weeks before infection may be allowed to exit isolation or quarantine on day 11 if they all receive a negative PCR test result.

Public Health also reminds persons that anyone who has received a positive lateral test result be tested by PCR at the next available opportunity. Testing for these persons takes place daily at the South Sound Community Centre from 1-2pm. Once persons have been tested, they are to return home immediately to isolate.


Issued by: Public Health (CIG)