The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

New quarantine guidelines released for COVID-19 exposures


October 8, 2020


When wearing a cloth face covering, make sure that it covers both your nose and mouth.

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Sept. 29 released new guidance to Iowans regarding COVID-19 exposure and quarantine timelines.

O'Brien County Public Health will follow the new guidelines and urges local residents to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. As of Wednesday morning, the rate of positive COVID-19 tests over the last two weeks was 18.4 percent.

• If you wear a mask in public settings, businesses, communities, and in schools, and the person that tested positive also had a mask on, then you will not be considered exposed and asked to quarantine. All parties involved must have a...

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