Inyo County Public Health Rescinds the Local Isolation and Quarantine Health Officer Order – May 8th 2022

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– The Inyo County Public Health Officer Order requiring self-isolation and self-quarantine for all individuals will be rescinded this weekend and Inyo County will align with the State Guidance.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.
  • Recommendation:
  • 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.
  • Recommendation:
  • 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.

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Tammie Millard
Tammie Millard
6 months ago

There are sound devices making people sick and possible chemicals making g the ground rumble, mainly all night long. Please keep your electrical and Wi-Fi/cell phones off and unplug all electrical cords. This is making people’s auto immune weak and deprive a person of oxygen.

daytripper
daytripper
6 months ago

So, if I’m understanding this correctly, the Quarantine and Isolation requirements for infected sick people have been rescinded. Meaning if we are sick and infected we are now free to circulate among others, go to the movies, restaurants, and grocery stores?

Tinner
Tinner
6 months ago
Reply to  daytripper

You are free to lay under your desk at home in the fetal position afraid to breathe.

David Dennison
David Dennison
6 months ago
Reply to  Tinner

…Are we still whining about wearing the the masks and mandates ? For months now,it seems it was kind of up to the individual,depending on where they are and choose to go to,if it’s around a bunch of people. What it comes down to,and has for a long time,if you… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
6 months ago
Reply to  David Dennison

David, are you still whining about Trump?
You might have Trump Derangement Syndrome, seek professional help.

Pine
Pine
6 months ago
Reply to  Tinner

Not if you’re required to go into the office.

Vaguely
Vaguely
6 months ago

This is important news to the two people in the eastern Sierra who are still listening to the public health agencies.

Alice
Alice
6 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

Actually there are nine of us! Mostly with advanced degrees in science…but anyway, we still count and we’re still healthy. And still masked in public spaces

Tinner
Tinner
6 months ago
Reply to  Alice

Can any of you nine “with advanced degrees in science” tell us what a woman is?