COVID-19 Contagion Protocol
Now months into the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials are reminding individuals of the current accepted contagion protocols for the virus.
Guidelines for exposure say if a person was within six feet of an individual with the virus for a cumulative of 15 minutes in an hour, that person must now quarantine for 14 days to see if the exposure results in developing the virus themselves.
Greg Brewer is the Public Health Director for the Gateway District Health Department. He says once someone has tested positive for the virus, they actually stop being contagious after just 10 days.
Brewer adds an individual may continue to test positive after they have been given the all-clear for being contagious and says he is not aware of anyone having contracted the virus multiple times.