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Hampton County

Posted on: August 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
FROM: HAMPTON COUNTY COUNCIL
Due to the increase of active Covid-19 cases in Hampton County all county buildings will be following the CDC guidelines for occupancy capacity of the building beginning Monday, August 16, 2021. The Hampton County Council meetings beginning with the scheduled meeting for August 16, 2021 will have limited capacity. Only presenters on the agenda will be permitted inside the Administrative Building. This requirement meets the CDC capacity guidelines. Mask will be required for all persons inside Council Chambers. 
Public comments may be emailed to Aline Newton at anewton@hamptoncountysc.org. Public comments will be read aloud during the council meeting. Hampton County Council would like to remind their citizens that the Council meetings will be live streamed on Hampton County's Facebook page or 
Hampton County Council is asking that all citizens pay attention to the following CDC guidelines: 
Quarantine or isolation 
You quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus. 
You isolate when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don't have symptoms.
Quarantine
Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
What to do
Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
After quarantine
Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider.
END OF RELEASE

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