Binago na ng Department of Health ang guidelines nito sa isolation at quarantine period ng mga nagpositibo sa COVID-19 kabilang na ang mga close contact nito.
Ayon sa DOH, ipatutupad ito epektibo ngayong Enero 13 kung saan gagawin na lang pitong araw mula sa sampung araw ang isolation period ng mga indibidwal na mayroong sintomas, asymptomatic, at mild cases kung kumpleto na sa bakuna ang mga ito.
“Ten days isolation is retained for those that are partially or unvaccinated, and those with moderate symptoms regardless of vaccination status,” paliwanag ni Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.
“The isolation period has been retained to 21 days for those with severe and critical disease, and those immunocompromised,” dagdag pa niyang pahayag.
Samantala, maaari rin umanong iklian ng mga ospital ang isolation period ng kanilang health workers na nagpositibo sa virus kung kinakailangan.
“Hospital prevention and control committees and or provincial health offices can shorten the isolation duration for fully vaccinated healthcare workers with boosters to five days upon careful assessment of benefits and risks,” ani Usec. Vergeire.
Dagdag pa niya, “We will also retain that hospital prevention and control committees can further shorten healthcare workers with boosters—their quarantine can be shortened weighing specific situations, risks, and benefits.”
Para naman sa mga close contact ng nagpositibo sa virus, iiklian na lamang sa limang araw mula sa pitong araw ang quarantine period kung fully vaccinated na ang ito.
Mananatili naman sa 14 araw ang quarantine period ng close contacts kung partially vaccinated o hindi pa bakunado ang mga ito.
“Testing of asymptomatic close contacts will also not be required unless symptoms will develop,” ulat ni Usec. Vergeire.
Muli ring niyang ipinaalala sa publiko na patuloy na i-monitor kung mayroong sintomas ng virus, magsuot ng mask, at sumunod sa itinalagang minimum pubic health standards.
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