Quebec Standard

Monday, October 2, 2023

Quebec reveals new quarantine guidelines positive COVID-19 patients in 5th wave


Key takeaways: 

  • Those who suppose they have COVID within three months of vaccine don’t require to isolate unless fever shows.
  • Those who have already captured COVID-19 after Dec. 20, 2021, who doubt they’ve been reinfected, do not need to quarantine unless they have a fever. 

New guidelines for the people getting covid: 

If you caught COVID in this newest fifth wave and doubt you may be ill with it again, Quebec Public Health has some further advice for you.

Even if you have been in intimate contact with a positive case recently, public health states it’s now regarded doubtful that you have been reinfected at this time.

The new isolation guidelines apply to individuals who caught COVID after Dec. 20, 2021, who are showing signs now or have been in touch with someone who has it.

The guidelines state these cases do not require to isolate unless they have a fever, in which case they should quarantine till they have been fever-free for 24 hours without using the fever-reducing drug.

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The government states that these instructions apply for three months after the initial infection since “the chance of reinfection with COVID-19 is down” within this time. 

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé disclosed a new COVID-19 self-assessment tool Friday to assist individuals in determining whether they need to isolate based on their position. The government stated that those infected within the previous three months don’t require to use the tool. 

The site guides instructions to follow, depending on whether the individual has signs compatible with COVID-19 or has been in touch with a positive case. Dubé told the site is “one more tool to let Quebecers control their own risk concerning COVID.”

At a Tuesday press conference where he declared sweeping reopening efforts in the coming weeks, Premier François Legault told it would be up to each individual to evaluate risk and choose what they are pleased with.

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