OCDOH updates quarantine guidelines, doctor’s note still needed to return to school

The Orange County Department of Health has updated its quarantine guidelines in order to follow those of the New York State Department of Heath.

Quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end after 10 days without a testing requirement if no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. Symptomatic individuals must continue to quarantine and contact their treating medical provider for testing and clearance.

Please be aware that the incubation for the virus has not changed and up to 10% of exposed persons will become positive on day 11-14. Individuals must continue to self-monitor for symptoms and cannot return to school if they become symptomatic.

A doctor’s note will continue to be required after an individual tests positive for COVID-19, is symptomatic or is on quarantine after an exposure to a positive COVID-19 individual.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s school nurse.