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Marion County updates guidelines for school quarantine, assisted living visitation

Posted at 5:32 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 17:32:18-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Marion County officials are adjusting its COVID-19 public health order, including changes to visitations at assisted living facilities, and new quarantine guidelines for students and teachers.

High school students and staff who are within six feet of a person with COVID-19, will need to quarantine for 10-14 days. Students and staff in kindergarten through eighth grade will need to quarantine if they are within three feet of a person with COVID-19 for 10-14 days.

Marion County Public Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine said the department is making the changes and taking a more cautious approach due to the COVID-19 variants.

People who are COVID-19 immunized, have a negative test within 72 hours, or have a natural immunity to COVID-19 in the past 90 days, can visit people indoors at assisted living facilities.

The changes come after the county moved to the orange capacity limits based on Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's executive order.

Caine and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett gave an update on COVID-19 cases and vaccination efforts Thursday. You can watch it below.