New CDC Contact Tracing Guidance
The Center For Disease Control has just released some new guidelines for contact tracing to health departments They are recommending we contact people who have had a positive test 6 days ago to the present. If your test was before November 18 and you have not received a call, please follow the guidelines for isolation and quarantine posted on this website.
Seneca County Employers
The Seneca County Health District asks that you do not request that an employee who has been positive for COVID get a repeat test before they are allowed to return to work. It is not necessary if they have done their 10 day isolation or if a contact of a positive case has done their 14 day quarantine.
First of all, it is putting a strain on our testing sites. Secondly, it is possible for someone to have a positive test after their period of isolation but they are not contagious any longer therefore do not need to be kept out of the workplace.
Also, do not ask people who have been in contact with a positive case to get a test before their quarantine time is up in order to let them come back to work early. A person can become positive at any time during that 14 day period.
There are exceptions to workers, such as in the healthcare profession, which are considered essential employees. The guidelines in that situation are that they may work if they remain symptom free and wear appropriate PPE. They however should refrain from going anywhere else.
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Ohio Department of Health now has a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). the call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-427-5634.
Eligible county residents could get financial assistance through a grant program administered by Seneca Regional Planning Commission on behalf of the Seneca County General Health District. The Home Sewage Treatment System grant is to assist income eligible homeowners in repairing failing septic systems. A pool of $150,000 is available and funding is dependent on household income. For more information or to see if you are eligible, contact Brittany Bisher at the Regional Planning office, (419) 443-7936, ext. 1108
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