The California Department of Public Health issued new guidance regarding COVID-19 quarantine procedures.

All people who were in close contact with a COVID-19 case that are asymptomatic may discontinue quarantine after ten (10) days from the date of their last exposure, with or without testing. Close contact is still defined as being within six (6) feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of fifteen (15) minutes or more over a twenty-four (24) hour period.

Those asymptomatic cases that return to work less than fourteen (14) days after their last exposure to a COVID-19 case must wear face coverings at all times and maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from others through the fourteenth (14th) day since exposure. Asymptomatic people must also self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms through Day 14. If symptoms occur, the person must immediately self-isolate and contact their local health department (LHD) or healthcare provider and seek testing. Additionally, those asymptomatic people must continue to use face coverings whenever outside the home through Day 14.

Please be advised that the CDPH’s requirements are the bare minimum requirements. Employers must still monitor their local health departments for more restrictive guidance. Raimondo & Associates will continue to monitor these mandates and guidance and provide updates as necessary.