Adair County Health Department Revises Quarantine Guidelines

The Adair County Health Department has revised its quarantine guidelines for people who have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. The health department’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution to reduce the quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days, following revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The health department will continue contact tracing of individuals who test positive for the virus and their household contacts, advising them to isolate or quarantine as needed. Health department staff will no longer contact close contacts of positive cases who do not live in the same household.

People who test positive are now instructed to notify everyone with whom they have had close contact to ask them to quarantine for 10 days. See more details about the revised quarantine guidlines on the Adair County Health Department’s Facebook page.