Fully Vaccinated People No Longer Required to Quarantine if Exposed to COVID-19

Written on April 28, 2021

Governor Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that any Ohioan who has been fully vaccinated will no longer have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

This health order applies to all adults, except those who are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other congregate care settings.

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities, including staff and residents, should continue to quarantine following CDC guidance.

“The power of the vaccine allows us to do this,” said Governor DeWine. “Fully vaccinated Ohioans, including high school students, will be able to participate in sports and other activities, even if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.”

An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or two weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

As of today, 4.6 million Ohioans have received their first vaccine, and 3.6 million are fully vaccinated.
The health order is forthcoming.


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