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Posted on: November 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Health Travel Information Correction

COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

The Public Health news release issued on Monday November 23, 2020 was a summarized version of Public Health Order 29-20-01.  The paraphrased section regarding travel used the word “quarantine” instead of the word monitor for illness.    The Health Department apologizes for this miscommunication.   Below is the actual language within the Public Health Order regarding post-holiday travel recommendations.     

“It is further recommended that families to keep holiday gatherings smaller than usual, limiting the number of guests from outside the household.

  1. After  traveling  to  or  from  a country, state, or another Indiana county it is strongly recommended that individuals follow CDC guidance on travel including monitoring for new illness for fourteen (14) days, wearing a mask outside of the home, and maintaining social distancing of six (6) feet. “

The intent of this section within the order was to reinforce the recommendation of monitoring for illness symptoms after holiday travel and activities.  The Health Department continuously recommends the monitoring for any new illness symptoms daily.

Public Health Order 29-20-01 and Governor’s Executive Order 20-48 are both available on the Hamilton County Health Department  COVID-19 Health Information web page.   

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