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Ontario County says it’s moving to self-service for COVID isolation, quarantine after state decision: Calls current period ‘time of transition’

Public health officials in Ontario County are making new moves as part of evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as New York State.

On Tuesday, hours after Governor Kathy Hochul announced that contact tracing would be left to counties to perform– if they wanted to- health officials updated their guidance for local residents call it a ‘time of transition’.

“Ontario County Public Health asks residents to visit our website and print isolation and quarantine orders if they have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19,” an announcement from the county read.


“Self-service isolation and quarantine orders will help our residents get back to work and school quickly and safely,” Public Health Director Mary Beer said in a statement.

Health officials are asking residents to take an active role in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by isolating for at least five days if ill and notifying close contacts that they may have been exposed.

Some populations will need to continue isolating for up to 10 days, health officials said. This includes those who have fever or other significant symptoms on day five. Those with moderate to severe immune suppression and those who cannot mask due to age are also included in this group.