Contra Costa County, California – If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you now have to quarantine for 10 days, not the previously ordered 14 days, according to the Contra Costa County Health Department.
The order was changed yesterday.
The department considers a person exposed to COVID-19 when they’ve been within six feet of a person for 15 minutes or longer who tested positive for COVID-19.
Because there is a small risk of virus transmission after the 10-day period, to lessen the risk of outbreaks, people who live in long-term care facilities or detention facilities and who have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person must remain in quarantine for an additional four days, for a total of 14 days.
Violation of or failure to comply with this order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both, the health department said