Inyo County Public Health Urging Residents And Visitors To Follow Proper Guidance And Protocols When Receiving A Positive COVID-19 Test

 

Following a rapid rise in positive COVID-19 cases, Inyo County Public Health is urging residents and visitors to follow proper guidance and protocols upon receiving a positive COVID-19 test result to help mitigate further spread.

The dramatic increase in positive COVID-19 cases is impacting the Public Health Contact Tracing Team’s ability to provide timely contact tracing services and issuance of Isolation & Quarantine Order letters. Moving forward, Inyo County Public Health will not be issuing letters to individuals.

It is important that infected individuals adhere to the following guidance to help mitigate further spread:

1. Stay Home and Isolate

  • Everyone—regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms: isolate for five (5) days.
  • Isolation can end after day five (5) – if symptoms are not present and a diagnostic test specimen* is collected on day five or later and the result is negative.
  • If released after day five (5), the individual must wear a mask for an additional five (5) days. (see Guidance for the Use of Face Mask)
  • If symptoms are not resolving – continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after day ten (10)
  • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until fever resolves.
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day ten (10).

2. Notify Exposed Individuals

  • Notify all individuals that you have been in close contact with over the prior week before testing positive; including any indoor setting (with or without masks) and in close proximity (6 feet or less). Encourage them to test for COVID-19 infection

3. Severe Symptoms

  • If your experience severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath or if your symptoms do not improve, contact your medical provider or report to the nearest Emergency Room. *Antigen test preferred.

The Public Health COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team will continue to provide contact tracing services as quickly as possible, but residents are encouraged to follow the guidance outlined above until they are contacted.

Isolation & Quarantine Orders are available for review and reference in [English] and [Spanish] on the Inyo County COVID-19 Orders & Guidance webpage.

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Vaguely
Vaguely
5 days ago

Good advice. In addition to these important steps, which seem to have mitigated the spread not one bit, it is also a good idea every hour to twirl on one foot while patting your head and singing the Hallelujah chorus.

David Dennison
David Dennison
6 days ago

Do you REALLY think people will follow this advise ? Many people now taking COVID as some kind of joke,and nothing more than political. Including business’ One coffee shop on Main St.-Lone Pine,a business against masking ,a sign in front saying if you don’t wear a mask they will take… Read more »

Mono Person
Mono Person
5 days ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Because at this point it is a joke…..Omicron is a cold. And you continue to harp on small business. If you are afraid, stay home.

David Dennison
David Dennison
4 days ago
Reply to  Mono Person

Mono Person
Maybe the idiots that think COVID is a “cold”…
Maybe they should “stay home”…
And as far as “harping” on small business’ not abiding by the rules,I’ll continue to harp on and expose…

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
20 hours ago
Reply to  Mono Person

Omicron the joke; the global conspiracy to spread a common cold, but make 9 billion people think it’s far more serious. oh snap !

David Dennison
David Dennison
7 hours ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

Kay Kramer
So says fox news,OAN and trump and all his worshipers.

Sami
Sami
6 days ago

We are asking SO VERY LITTLE. Wear a mask. Stand a step further back. This takes almost no effort. Show some basic courtesy and respect to your neighbors.