ODH Issues Quarantine Guidelines for COVID-19 Exposure in School

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio Department of Health has released its guidelines for how to handle COVID-19 exposure in schools.

Health officials say quarantine is not necessary for students and adults exposed to COVID-19, if masking and social distancing was observed.

Quarantine is also not necessary if not all prevention measures were in place, and fully vaccinated adults and students continue to wear a mask, either for 14 days, or until a negative COVID-19 test three to five days after exposure.

Health officials recommend quarantine if a student or teacher is not fully vaccinated, and layers of prevention were not observed.

ODH says quarantine should last at least seven days since last exposure, and the contact should have a negative COVID-19 test after day five.

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