In what is likely a harbinger of things to come as the number of COVID-19 cases rises across the country, Sacramento County announced Mar 9 that it is shifting its efforts to slow the spread of the virus from containment to community mitigation.

That means that people who’ve come into contact with someone who has the pandemic coronavirus will no longer have to quarantine themselves for 14 days, according to a county news release. The recommendation applies to members of the general public as well as to healthcare workers and first responders.

People who develop respiratory symptoms are urged to stay home and manage their symptoms with over-the-counter medications, unless difficulty breathing or lethargy develops, or symptoms improve and then get worse.

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