COVID-19 Quarantine Period Shortened to 10 Days

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VCS Families and Staff,

Volusia County Schools at the recommendation of the Volusia County Health Department is shortening the COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 to 10 days in order to align with the new guidelines from the CDC. These changes go into effect immediately.

What does this mean?

  • Quarantine times for those who were exposed to COVID-19, but don’t have any symptoms is now 10 days (instead of 14 days) since the collection date of the first positive lab test. This means, those who fit this criteria and are already in quarantine can shorten their quarantine times according to the guidelines.
  • If a person who was exposed and doesn’t have symptoms gets tested with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on Day 6 or later and receives a negative result, then they may end quarantine after completion of Day 7.

For more information, please visit the CDC’s website.

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