Negros Occidental, Bacolod allow home quarantine for vaccinated patients
BACOLOD CITY — This city and Negros Occidental now allow home quarantine for fully vaccinated individuals with COVID-19.
Em Ang, Bacolod Emergency Operations Center executive director, said fully vaccinated residents with COVID-19 would be allowed home quarantine if they are asymptomatic and live in a house where they could stay in a separate bedroom with a bathroom.
The Negros Occidental provincial government also allows home quarantine for fully vaccinated individuals hit with COVID-19, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.
A Department of Health advisory allows a seven-day quarantine, but the Bacolod EOC, in consultation with infectious disease specialists, has set it for ten days.
Fully vaccinated health workers with COVID-19 could return to work in five days, Ang said.
Those with COVID-19, who do not have a separate room to isolate themselves, would be brought to a city quarantine facility, Ang said.
“COVID-19 unvaccinated residents will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days,” she said.
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