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Close Contact Quarantine Update

Starting this week, Erie County residents who are a close contact to a COVID-19 positive individual and not fully vaccinated can be released from quarantine after 7 FULL days (i.e. day 8) following the last COVID-19 exposure under certain conditions:
- A diagnostic COVID-19 test– with a specimen collected and tested within 48 hours before the end of the planned quarantine discontinuation (i.e., after 5 days following last exposure) – is negative; and,
- No symptoms are reported during daily monitoring
*If symptoms develop at any point during quarantine, the full quarantine period must be maintained. Symptomatic k-12 students, follow NYSDOH Return to School guidance.
*Negative results from at-home COVID-19 tests are NOT accepted to be released early from quarantine.
If you have any questions, please contact Gabby Clark (716-537-8279)