The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By PAM HANNA RN
JeffCo Public Health Supervisor 

Finding a Balance with CDC Guidelines and Montana's Recent Legislature

 

September 8, 2021



Public health departments in Montana have been assessing how to balance CDC’s guidance related to vaccinated individuals with Montana’s recent legislation prohibiting discrimination based on vaccination status. This summer the CDC updated quarantine guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals stating those who are fully vaccinated need not quarantine if they remain symptom free. Instead, they should monitor symptoms and wear a mask when in public for 14 days or until receiving a negative test result.

However, House Bill 702, approved by the Montana Legislature earlier this year and sig...



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