INYO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH RESCINDS THE LOCAL
ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE HEALTH OFFICER ORDER
EFFECTIVE MAY 8TH 2022
English – INYO COUNTY, CA (May 6, 2022) – The Inyo County Public Health Officer Order requiring self-isolation and self-quarantine for all individuals will be rescinded this weekend and Inyo County will align with the State Guidance. The local order will end at: 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Isolation and Quarantine Recommendations for the General Public
All persons with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should:
- Self-Isolate – Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms.
- Stay home (PDF) for at least 5 days after start of symptoms (or after date of first positive test if no symptoms).
- Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a diagnostic specimen* collected on Day 5 or later tests negative.
- If unable to test, choosing not to test, or testing positive on Day 5 (or later), isolation can end after Day 10 if fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
- If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves.
- If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after Day 10.
- Per CDPH masking guidance, infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings (see masking section below for additional information).
Asymptomatic Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19:
- No Quarantine – Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
- Test within 3-5 days after last exposure.
- Per CDPH masking guidance, close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings and when near those at higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease (see masking section below for additional information).
- Strongly encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.
- If symptoms develop, test and stay home (see earlier section on symptomatic persons), AND
- If test result is positive, follow isolation recommendations above.
All close contacts, whether quarantined or not:
Should consider testing as soon as possible to determine infection status and follow all isolation recommendations above if tested positive. Knowing one is infected early during quarantine enables (a) earlier access to treatment options, if indicated (especially for those that may be at risk for severe illness), and (b) notification of exposed persons (close contacts) who may also benefit by knowing if they are infected. If testing negative before Day 3, retest at least a day later, during the 3-5 day window following exposure.
Guidance for Businesses:
In workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) or in some workplaces the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements. No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.