MDHHS Changes Quarantine Period to 14 Days

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have change the recommendation of how long to quarantine.

After being exposed to the virus the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says you should quarantine for 14 days.

The recommendation was rolled back to 10 days but with increasing cases the MDHHS has decided to default to the CDC’s original advised quarantine period.6b2016a6 31cd 4b14 B347 3b000c22b955

Dr. Jennifer Morse with the the District Health Department #10 says it also has to do with the new variants the state is seeing.

Dr. Morse says, “We’re seeing cases developing around day 11 or 12 after exposure. So just for consistency and because we’re seeing such extreme spread.”

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the probably of transmitting the disease after 14 days in quarantine is on average a .1% chance.