Recommended isolation time for individuals who are asymptomatic or have resolving symptoms is now 5 days.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is adopting new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which shortens the recommended isolation period for the general population and for health care personnel. According to CDC, the change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of COVID-19 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1 to 2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2 to 3 days after.
Quarantine period varies depending on an individual’s vaccination status.
The CDC also updated the quarantine guidance for persons who have been exposed to COVID-19. Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick. Those in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health and follow directions from their public health authority.
Visit the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Technical Bulletins web page for details about this new guidance.
For more information, guidance and resources about the COVID-19 response in Nevada, visit https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.