Organizations promote better quarantine practices

Medical providers, schools and County officials are encouraging the public to practice more stringent quarantine behaviors.

The recommendation is that people who’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 to quarantine for a full 14 days. This is being touted as the safest way to prevent the spread of the virus. Even if the individual doesn’t display symptoms right away, he or she should still quarantine if they’ve been in the presence of a person who has tested positive.

Quarantining may end after day 10 if the person still has no symptoms during daily monitoring. Symptom monitoring must still continue through day 14.

A quarantine may end after day seven only if the person has no symptoms and tested negative on day six or seven.

If symptoms do develop, the person should immediately self-isolate and seek testing.

It is still possible to develop symptoms on days 10 through 14.

County residents are still encouraged to wear face coverings, keep their distance and repeatedly wash hands.

This recommendation was signed locally by Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Reedsburg School District, Weston School District and Sacred Heart School. Other signers included Sauk County Public Health, Sauk Prairie Healthcare, SSM Health/St. Clare Hospital-Baraboo, Baraboo School District, Community Christian School of Baraboo, St. Joseph School of Baraboo, River Valley School District, Sauk Prairie School District St. Aloysius School of Sauk City and Wisconsin Dells School District.