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Asymptomatic people no longer need to quarantine after COVID exposure, California health officials say

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The state of California has eased its quarantine requirements for those exposed to COVID-19 and are showing no symptoms.

The California Department of Public Health earlier this month released new guidance stating that those exposed to the coronavirus, and showing no symptoms, no longer need to quarantine for a minimum of five days, as was the previous requirement.

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Turlock Unified offers virtual instruction for students in quarantine

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Turlock Unified School District has decided to provide access to instruction when a secondary student in grades 7-12 is placed on quarantine (not allowed to physically attend school due to a COVID-19 related exposure or illness). Teachers will be opening their classrooms virtually through the use of cameras and online learning platforms, including Google Classroom.

“TUSD teachers and staff are working to support all students so they graduate college and career ready. Use of digital resources during quarantine periods is a further opportunity to engage students in learning. All students will be required to complete assignments and meet expectations for satisfactory progress to receive credit toward promotion or graduation,” said Chief Communications Coordinator Marie Russell.

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Modesto Memory Care Facility Reports 28 Positive Coronavirus Cases, Community Under Quarantine

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MODESTO (CBS13) — An assisted living center in Modesto reported a new coronavirus outbreak in Stanislaus County.

Eighteen residents and 10 staff have tested positive at El Rio Memory Care. The community is now under quarantine.

The facility says 130 people there were tested and so far, they have received 95% of the test results.

There are currently 1,639 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Stanislaus county and 37 deaths.

ALSO: Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In The Greater Sacramento Region

Assisted living facilities in Stanislaus County have become coronavirus hotspots. The Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has reported at least 17 COVID-19 deaths and more than 150 cases between residents and staff.

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