Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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What criteria must be met for a person in the "active case" category to be moved to the "recovered" category?

An individual in the "active case' is lab confirmed positive for COVID-19. To move to the "recovered category" the following applies based on the presentation:

Positive individuals without symptoms:  If the individual continues to have no symptoms, they are removed from isolation (recovered) after 10 days have passed since their positive viral test for COVID-19.

Positive individuals with symptoms at the time of testing or who develop symptoms at any time during isolation are considered recovered when:
10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
Note: Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months and need not delay the end of isolation

Positive individuals who are severely ill with COVID-19 might need to stay home longer than 10 days and up to 20 days after symptoms first appeared. Treatment and isolation of severely ill persons is coordinated through the individuals's healthcare provider in collaboration with the Public Health Branch in Trinity County and state infectious disease experts.