Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health issues Technical Bulletin reflecting updated guidance from CDC
SUBMITTED BY: NEVADA HEALTH RESPONSE
Carson City, NV – Today updated guidance was issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the shortening of the quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19.
Individuals may now resume normal activity after 7 days if they tested negative starting on day 5 of the quarantine or after 10 days if they remain asymptomatic and testing is not available. When testing is not available, individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 and remain asymptomatic must be quarantined for 10 days from the time of their most recent exposure. This includes, but is not limited to, at home quarantine, in a hotel or dormitory room, or in a group quarantine facility.
Previously, the CDC guidelines recommended a 14-day period for quarantined individuals.
Recent data analysis demonstrated that most of those exposed to COVID-19 who later developed the infection did so on the third to fifth day after exposure rather than later, hence the shortening of recommended quarantine.
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued a Technical Bulletin with information on these updates.
CDC Updated Guidance for Reducing Quarantine Period for Contacts of Persons with COVID-19 Infection
This bulletin is intended for employers and businesses; health care providers; and public health officials managing persons who could have been exposed to COVID-19 and undergoing quarantine. The bulletin describes the newly revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to shorten the required quarantine period for individuals with recent exposure history to COVID-19 from 14 days down to 7 days with negative testing, OR for 10 days if testing is not available.
HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST
MESQUITE, NV (Leisure Services Dept.) – Thinking about decorating your home or business for the holidays? It’s time to get out of the house and get in the holiday spirit and join us for the Holiday Decorating contest and show it off by entering the City of Mesquites decorating contest! Holiday displays can include light displays on the entire house or building. All decorations need to be visible from the sidewalk in front of the resident or business.
Applications are being accepted now through Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. and are limited to the first 50 applications received. Pick up an application for this free event at the Mesquite Recreation Center or on the City’s website.
We are encouraging community pride by decorating in the spirit of the holiday. Individuals and businesses that have gone above and beyond decorating their residence or business in an exceptional and creative approach will be recognized for their hard work during the City Council meeting in January.
Judging standards are based on:
On the nights of judging, Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20, please leave all of your holiday lights on until 10:00 P.M.
For more information about this event and other programs please down load the following app. Available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite!
For more information, please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov To stay connected via social media: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
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