CORONAVIRUS: Parents of infected kids don't have to quarantine if fully vaccinated -- and between two weeks and six months after final dose Featured

CORONAVIRUS: Parents of infected kids don't have to quarantine if fully vaccinated -- and between two weeks and six months after final dose Centers for Disease Control and Prevention graphic

The COVID-19 vaccination process has led to a significant change in policy for parents of children who could otherwise be considered close contacts if their kids get sick.


On KVOE's Morning Show recently, Lyon County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director Jennifer Millbern said fully-vaccinated parents don't have to miss work if their kids come down with COVID-19, so long as they are between two weeks and six months after their final dose. This is a big deal with caseloads gradually increasing and the number of quarantined residents also on the rise.

Close contacts are considered people within 10 feet of an infected person for six minutes or more, somebody who has been sneezed on or coughed on by an infected person, somebody who has kissed an infected person or somebody who has stayed overnight at an infected person's home. People in these categories will be asked to quarantine for 14 days from the time of exposure.

Millbern will have another COVID-19 response update on KVOE's 7:15 am Newsmaker segment.

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Last modified on Monday, 03 May 2021 05:45