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From Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez Desk – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updated the Period of Exposure Risk

From Monica Rodriguez Desk - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the period of exposure
As of March 31, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the period of exposure risk for close contacts from “onset of symptoms” to “48 hours before symptom onset.” This means: any person feeling symptomatic must notify close contacts from two days prior, that they are not feeling well so those individuals can start to monitor symptoms. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working quickly to update its guidance with this new rule:

Person:
– Household member
– Intimate partner
– Individuals providing care in a household without using infection control precautions. Individual who has had close contact (< 6 feet) for a prolonged period of time.

Exposure to:
A person with symptomatic COVID-19 during the period from 48 hours before symptoms onset until meets criteria for discontinuing home isolation (can be a laboratory-confirmed disease or a clinically compatible illness in a state or territory with widespread community transmission)

Recommended precautions for the public:

  • – Stay home until 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others at all times
  • – Self-monitor for symptoms
  • – Check temperature twice a day
  • – Watch for fever, cough, or shortness of breath
  • – Avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe illness (unless they live in the same home and had same exposure)
  • – Follow CDC guidance for more information:
    https://bit.ly/2wUdGqP

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