Based on changing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has shortened the recommended quarantine period to five days from the onset of COVID symptoms or from the date of a positive test for individuals who are asymptomatic or whose symptoms are resolving.
The NYSDOH recommends guidelines but it is up to the individual county health departments to set requirements and conduct enforcement in their jurisdictions. NYSDOH updated their guidelines on January 4, 2022, but Erie and Niagara counties have not yet updated their requirements.
This change comes at a crucial time for contractors who are experiencing significant challenges with the high number of workers out on quarantine.
Members will be notified ASAP when we become aware of Erie or Niagara county adopting the new guidelines.