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14-Day Quarantine Remains for COVID-19 Contacts in St. Louis County

The 14-day quarantine for persons potentially exposed to COVID-19 remains in effect in St. Louis County, according to an announcement December 7 by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH). The 7-day and 10-day quarantines announced December 2 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are optional for communities and do not change the CDC’s primary recommendation of a 14-day quarantine.

Close contacts of COVID-19 patients should still quarantine for 14 days following their last contact with the COVID-19 positive patient and are encouraged to be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms develop during the quarantine period.

The DPH made this decision in collaboration with regional and state partners based on the high level of community transmission of COVID-19 at this time.

For more information, see this December 7 letter from DPH to the physician community.

Consult the public health departments for the City of St. Louis and other adjoining counties for information on their quarantine policies.

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