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DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Director Breaks Down Difference Between Isolation, Quarantine

Some confusion has come up recently regarding the difference between isolation and quarantine during the COVID pandemic.


Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Dave Remmert indicates isolation is the term they use for a close contact with someone with COVID and they isolate for 14 days.



For those who need to isolate, the 14-day period starts two days prior to symptoms starting. Remmert says if you get tested, the countdown begins the day you test.



With quarantine times being adjusted in the last week by the CDC, Remmert indicates the State of Illinois will soon be updating its policy on isolation and quarantine in accordance with the CDC guidance.



DeWitt County added 23 new cases of COVID Monday and Tuesday of this week while Piatt County added 11. With these additional cases, DeWitt County now has had a total of 752 cases with Piatt County has had a total of 903 cases.

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