CHA Reminds Michiganders To Continue Practicing Safety Measures
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, April 13, 2021

(COLDWATER) – The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has experienced an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last few

CHA Health Officer Rebecca Burns says many of the new cases are the COVID variant, just like the rest of Michigan. She says they are following the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidance on re-instituting a standard 14 day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases. This will remove the option of a 10 day quarantine for non-variant cases.

Burns says due to the increased cases, there may also be a delay in contacting someone who tests positive for the virus, or has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, you should isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the start of your symptoms or your positive test date if you didn't have symptoms.

Also, notify your close contacts that they may have been exposed and encourage them to quarantine for 14 days from their last date of contact with you. If you know you are a close contact, start self quarantining.

Burns is urging the public to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus. Please keep social distancing, wash your hand frequently, use masks and stay home if you you feel sick or have signs of COVID-19. The CHA is also strongly encouraging anyone 16 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine.


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