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December 29, 2021 5:55 PM

Updated MSDH Guidance on COVID-19 Isolation

The Mississippi State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 guidance and information.

Key points:
• Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19, regardless of vaccination status, can stop isolating after five days if they don't have symptoms or if their "symptoms are resolving" -- as long as they also wear a mask around others for the next five days.
• Recently fully vaccinated or boosted people who were exposed to someone with Covid-19 don't need to quarantine, as long as they don't get symptoms. (But they should wear a mask around others for 10 days and try to get tested five days after exposure.)
• Unvaccinated people and those who got shots some time ago and were exposed to someone with Covid-19 need to quarantine for five days after exposure. This covers people who got their last dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than six months ago and haven't been boosted; or got just one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago and haven't been boosted. (Everyone in this category, too, should try to get tested five days after exposure and wear a mask around others for the next five days.)

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