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A: Physical distancing means to avoid gathering in groups of people and to keep a safe distance, at least six feet away, from others. Avoiding close physical contact (social distancing) is the single most important thing everyone can do to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
A: A group of individuals meeting for a common social or recreational purpose that is not overseen by a formal organization, either indoor or outdoor. Some examples include: get-togethers with friends, families, or neighbors; celebrations of life events, baby showers, religious celebrations, backyard weddings); potlucks, BBQs, or dinner parties; book clubs; game nights; birthday parties; graduation parties; cultural celebrations (such as quinceañeras).
A: Gatherings are limited to 10 people in high and moderate counties until October 29, 2020. Individuals gathering with those that are not living in their same household should wear a face mask and practice physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others when possible. Data shows that gatherings between family and friends are the places where the majority of COVID-19 cases in Utah are spread.
A: Yes, a group of 10 people or less from different households can get together in casual social gatherings.
A: Yes, kids can play with their friends, but should limit group sizes to 10 or less. Masks are recommended for kids over 3 years of age. Parents should not be organizing large youth gatherings at this time.
A: Yes, you can attend religious services. The Utah Public Health Order Adopting COVID-19 Transmission Area Restrictions does not apply to an individual attending or participating in a religious service.
Faith-based organizations are encouraged to implement protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We encourage religious services to practice key health behaviors to protect against COVID-19: wear a mask, maintain physical distance, staying home when sick/symptomatic, and frequent hand washing.
A: Yes. The Utah Department of Health released guidance including steps toward re-socialization of residents living in assisted living facilities. The policy is limited to Assisted Living facilities, Types I and II. The guidance allows for up to 2 visitors for up to 30 minutes who follow all recommended precautions. Facilities will develop policies to align and comply with state guidance. State guidance can be found here: coronavirus-download.utah.gov/Health/COVID-19_Guidance_for_Visitors_in_Assisted_Living.pdf
A: It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes). In general, indoor environments without good ventilation increase this risk (CDC).
A: Masks are required at any establishment that allows public gathering, such as live events, movie theatres, sporting events, weddings, recreation, and entertainment. This mask requirement is for all counties, no matter what level of transmission risk a county is in. Performers at these establishments (such as the actors in a theater production) are exempt from the mask requirement. Masks are also required in all K-12 schools and in all state-owned buildings.
Children who are younger than three years old do not need to wear a mask. Individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face mask without assistance or who have a medical condition, mental health condition, or intellectual or developmental disability, that prevents them from wearing a mask, are not required to do so. For additional exemptions, see Section 4 of the State Public Health Order.
A: COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet), through respiratory droplets. Masks provide an extra layer to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people (CDC). Learn more about masks here.
A: For information on how to clean and disinfect your facility, visit: CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility.
Guidance specific to community facilities can be found at: CDC Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities.
Reopening guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes, can be found at: CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes.
A: There is still a lot we don't know about COVID-19 including how much immunity a person will develop after they have the virus.
Serology or antibody tests may be able to tell if you have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Your body makes antibodies when it fights an infection. Antibody tests find antibodies in your blood. Antibody tests tell you if your immune system responded to the infection. Antibodies in your blood mean at one time you were exposed to COVID-19. An antibody test is done by taking a sample of blood. Your blood can be analyzed for two kinds of antibodies:
An antibody test is different from the test in which a healthcare worker uses a nasal swab to collect a sample of secretions from the uppermost part of your throat, behind your nose. This test is called a PCR test. A PCR test is used to diagnose someone with COVID-19. It tells you if you are sick with COVID-19 right now.
For more information visit: CDC Serology Testing for COVID-19.
A: Because there are few scientific studies about how accurate COVID-19 antibody tests are, the results of antibody tests should not be used to confirm if you have COVID-19 or if you are immune to it. Right now, we don’t know if people who have recovered from COVID-19 or who have antibodies for it are immune and protected from getting COVID-19 again.
Current COVID-19 antibody tests are best used for scientific research.
A: It takes about 7-10
days for COVID-19-related IgG antibodies to be detected in the blood of someone
who is infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Testing people who are not sick yet or who are very early in their
infection can result in large numbers of false negative test results because
they have not yet developed antibodies to the virus. A false negative test
result means someone tested negative for COVID-19 but they actually have the
disease. If you want to get an antibody test, you should wait at least 2 weeks
after you had symptoms of COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone who
tested positive for COVID-19.
A: Antibody tests can be done by venous blood draw or a finger-prick. Antibody tests are unreliable with a small blood sample so venous blood draw is recommended over finger-prick tests. We don’t know how accurate finger-prick COVID-19 antibody tests are yet.
For both types of tests, it is best to use one that has been validated by a laboratory to the standards of state or federal regulatory bodies. Tests that have Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are preferred over tests simply registered with the FDA for sale in the United States. An EUA means the test has been independently verified by the FDA.
A: If an antibody test is positive and shows antibodies are in your blood, you were likely infected with COVID-19 and your immune system has responded. This does not guarantee you have immunity to the virus.
We don’t know how long COVID-19 antibodies will be present in the body or if they protect you from getting COVID-19 again. Because of this, it is important to still practice social distancing.
If you do get sick with symptoms of COVID-19 (like a fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, or a decrease in your sense of smell or taste), you may need to be tested for COVID-19 with a PCR test. A PCR test is done by a healthcare worker who uses a nasal swab to collect a sample of secretions from the uppermost part of your throat, behind your nose. Call a healthcare provider or visit coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations/.
A: If an antibody test is negative and shows no antibodies are in your blood, you were likely not infected with COVID-19, you may have been tested early in your infection, or your body has not made enough antibodies to be detected by the test. Because of this, it is important to still practice social distancing.
It takes about 7-10 days for COVID-19-related IgG antibodies to be detected in the blood of someone who is infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Testing people who are not sick yet or who are very early in their infection can result in large numbers of false negative test results because they have not yet developed antibodies to the virus. This means, you could still be infected with COVID-19 even if your test result is negative, especially if you have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or you have symptoms of it.
A: Quarantine is for people who are not sick and don’t have
any symptoms of COVID-19, but who may have been
exposed to it. You may be asked to quarantine for
14 days if you have been exposed to the virus. If someone
in your house tests positive you should quarantine.
Public health is recommending anyone who has been asked to quarantine because they had an exposure to COVID-19 who is not sick/symptomatic be tested 5-7 days AFTER their last exposure. Those individuals will receive a referral code from the health department.
Link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
A: Self-isolation is for people who are already sick or have tested positive for COVID-19. Everyone who lives in your
house should stay at home if someone in your house tests positive for COVID-19.
Self-isolation is for sick people who are not sick enough to be in the hospital. Your doctor may tell you to recover at
home. Isolation keeps sick people away from healthy people to stop sickness from spreading. Even in your home,
you should try to stay away from other people as much as possible. Stay at home EXCEPT to get medical care.
A: Isolation is a strategy that is used to help prevent the spread of infection. It simply means to separate someone who is sick from those who are not sick. Because COVID-19 can be spread from person-to-person, staying away from other people is critical to stop the virus from spreading. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or are sick are required to self isolate to help prevent the spread of infection.
Quarantine is a strategy that separates and restricts the movement of people who may have been exposed to a contagious disease, like COVID-19 from those who have not. You may be asked to be quarantined if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Those who are quarantined, even if they are not sick, should stay away from others who have not been so exposed, to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease. If someone chooses to quarantine, it does not mean they have COVID-19. They are doing their part to slow the spread of the disease in our community in the event they later develop symptoms.
A: Voluntary isolation and quarantine means that an individual is willing to comply with a health department requirement to either isolate or quarantine. At this time, we are operating under voluntary isolation and quarantine orders. Individuals have willingly self-isolated and quarantined so far.
An involuntary isolation or quarantine would only happen if an individual is unwilling to comply with a health department requirement to do so and would be court ordered with law enforcement monitoring, while protecting personal privacy. Involuntary isolation and quarantine have not been enacted in our county.
A: We are still learning about this virus, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations. Until we learn more about this new coronavirus, you should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would with people. When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including
If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a cloth face covering.
A: Because this is a new virus, many effects are still unknown. The Utah Department of Health and CDC have updated their language about this population as the pandemic has progressed.
In an analysis of approximately 400,000 women aged 15–44 years with symptomatic COVID-19, intensive care unit admission, invasive ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and death were more likely in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women. View report at https://go.usa.gov/x7KkK.
Additional information from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html
A: We do not know for sure if mothers with COVID-19 can spread the virus to babies in their breast milk, but the limited data available suggest this is not likely. Breast milk provides protection against many illnesses and is the best source of nutrition for most infants.
Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, in an effort to maintain critical government services and to
protect the health of the public and our employees, all County services will be provided by phone,
email/online or appointments only. To schedule appointments:
Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, the Administration Building of Davis County, in
which this office is located, will undergo a "soft closure", which means a locked building. Offices
remain open under administrative constraints, and visitors allowed in
only by appointment.
This office will continue to record electronically submitted documents. In-person recording must be
by appointment. Only two (2) visitors allowed in the office at the same time. If
more need the office, each visit will be limited to 15
minutes at a time.
Some services may not be available at all times.
ALL VISITORS MUST SANITIZE HANDS UPON OFFICE ENTRY. SANITIZER IS AVAILABLE AT THE FRONT COUNTER. Be
safe. We will weather this together. For an appointment, call 801-451-3109, and speak with Jami Fultz.