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Ask the R-S mailbag coronavirus edition: Why quarantine kids? 10/05/2021

Published October 6, 2021

Q: Why are kids being quarantined for mere exposure to someone with COVID-19?

A: When anyone of any age gets COVID-19, even if they have no short-term symptoms, they can pass the disease to others, according to the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency. People are quarantined while they wait to see if their exposure turns into a case of the virus.

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