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Santa Clara County updates travel quarantine requirement

Categories: Health & safety, Travel

Santa Clara County has updated its COVID-19 quarantine requirement for those arriving into the county or returning from travel.

The county’s updated directive calls for a quarantine of 10 days, rather than the original 14 days, for anyone arriving from travel of more than 150 miles away from Santa Clara County’s borders. However, the county said, even after leaving quarantine individuals should continue to monitor for any symptoms until 14 days have passed since arrival in Santa Clara County.

In addition, the county recommends that asymptomatic individuals get tested on day 6 or later following arrival from travel, though this test does not reduce the mandatory quarantine period. Anyone returning from travel who is experiencing symptoms should get tested immediately.

The county said it adjusted the travel quarantine requirement based on updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health.

The travel quarantine requirement is in effect “until it is rescinded or modified,” according to the county’s directive. Frequently asked questions about travel are available on the Santa Clara County website.