Health Department Releases Modified Quarantine Guidance for Area Schools

(Jefferson County) The Jefferson County Health Department has released Modified Quarantine Guidance to preserve in-person learning for schools.

JCHD spokeswoman Brianne Zwiener has more information.

So what does the new guidance suggest.

According to Zwiener this is an additional mitigation strategy and not a requirement.

Parents can still choose to keep their child quarantined at home for the full 14 days.

Other than the new quarantine guidance, the JCHD is reporting the county still remains in “red status” for daily coronavirus cases in the CDC week 34 update.

So far more than 34 percent of eligible residents have been fully vaccinated in Jefferson County. That’s more than 77,000 people.