Posted March 2, 2021. Past health advisories and alerts are archived for historical purposes and are not maintained or updated.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced the following updated quarantine guidance for fully vaccinated close contacts of persons with COVID-19 infection:
Vaccinated individuals with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all the following criteria: [i]
Guidance for fully vaccinated healthcare personnel:[ii]
[i] Washington State Department of Health. COVID-19 Infection – Case and Contact Investigation. https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5100/420-107-Guidance-COVID-19-Case&ContactInvestigation.pdf
[ii] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Interim Clinical Considerations for Us of MRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html#phrecs
[iii] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure o SARS-CoV-2.Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 | CDC