Quarantining for omicron is a strategy to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. It keeps people in close touch with COVID-19 from being exposed to others. The Wellness Firm suggests quarantining for omicron a must for employees, and everyone to lower the infection rate globally!

Quarantining for Omicron is not needed if you were in close contact with COVID-19 patients if:

  • You are current on your COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • You have confirmed COVID-19 in the past 90 days (meaning that you were positive for the viral test).

For 10 days, you should wear a well-fitting helmet around people with COVID-19. (The date of the last contact is day 0). Have your test within 5 days of last close contact with someone suffering from COVID-19. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive, it is important to isolate yourself from others and follow the Isolation recommendations.

 If you have been tested positive for COVID-19 using a virus test in the past 90 days, and you are still healthy and not experiencing any symptoms, then you don’t need to quarantine. 

Who Should Be Quarantined?

You should quarantine anyone who comes into contact with someone suffering from COVID-19. This applies to all people, even those who have not been vaccinated.

What Should You Do About Quarantine?

  • You must stay home from others for at least five days (days 0 to 5) following your last contact with someone who has COVID-19. Day 0 is the date you were exposed. If possible, wear a well-fitting helmet around your family members.
  • Keep an eye out for symptoms such as fever (100.4*F and greater), shortness of breath, cough, and other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Get tested immediately if you have symptoms. You can then isolate yourself until you get your results. Follow isolation guidelines if you are positive.
  • If you do not develop symptoms, Get tested At least five days after your last contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • You can leave your home if you are negative for COVID-19, but you must still wear a well-fitting helmet around other people at home and in public for 10 days following your last contact with someone with the disease.
    • If you are positive for the virus, isolate it for at most 5 days after your test results (or until you have no symptoms). If you develop COVID-19 symptoms then isolate for at most 5 days starting from the day your symptoms started (the date that the symptoms started is called day 0). Follow the isolation recommendations below.
    • You can leave your house after 5 days if you have not been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19. You must wear a well-fitting, mask 10 days after the date of your last contact with COVID-19.
    • Do not allow immunocompromised people to enter nursing homes or other high-risk settings until at least 10 days.
  • Avoid people living with you, especially those who are at greater risk of getting very sick with COVID-19.
  • You should wear a well-fitting, comfortable mask for ten days if you cannot quarantine.
  • You should quarantine for a minimum of 10 days if you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask around others. You should avoid immunocompromised people or those at high risk of severe disease. Also, do not allow anyone to be in nursing homes or other high-risk settings until at least 10 days.
  • Additional information on travel.
  • Avoid going to places where you cannot wear a mask (e.g. restaurants, gyms) and don’t eat with others until 10 days have passed since your last contact with someone with COVID-19.

After Quarantine

  • Symptoms may not appear until 10 days after your last contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • You should immediately seek medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms.

Quarantine In High-Risk Congregate Settings

The CDC recommends a 10-day quarantine period for all residents in certain congregate settings where secondary transmission is possible. This includes homeless shelters, correctional and detention facilities, and cruise ships. Facilities may shorten the quarantine period to allow staff to continue working during times of staff shortages. These settings require that decisions to reduce quarantine should be made in consultation and consideration of state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments. Additional recommendations are provided by the setting-specific guidance of the CDC.

Isolation

Isolation can be used to distinguish people with confirmed or suspected Omicron from those who don’t have it. Individuals who are sick or in isolation should not be allowed to go out until they feel safe. Anyone with a virus or illness should stay at home and wear a well-fitting mask whenever they are around others. If possible, isolates should be kept in their own “sickroom” or designated area. 

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should remain at home for five days. Day 0 refers to the first day of symptoms, or the date on which the positive viral test was performed for those who are asymptomatic. For an additional five days, they should wear a mask around other people at home and out in public. Individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or show symptoms of it, should be isolated regardless of whether they are vaccinated. This includes:

  • People with positive viral testing for COVID-19.
  • Persons with symptoms from COVID-19. This includes people who are waiting for test results or who have not yet been tested. Even if symptoms are not known, people with symptoms should be isolated.

Antigen tests should be repeated at least twice in a three-day span, with at most 24 hours and not more than 48 hours between each test. This will improve the results.

What Are Some Services Available With The Wellness Firm, How Can They Help?

Covid will continue to rely on testing as a key part of pandemic management. If you suspect you may have been exposed or feel you are at risk, you should get Covid testing in St Pete. You can also schedule Covid testing in St Petersburg FL with a local provider and get more information on quarantining for omicron by contacting us today.