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Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in Jefferson County? If so, you must quarantine 2 weeks.

Those who receive a positive test for COVID-19 are required to quarantine 14 days from the date the test was administered, pursuant to Health and Safety Code 81.082.

Jefferson County Public Information Officer Allison Getz made the announcement at 3 p.m. Wednesday, citing instruction from Jefferson County Public Health Director Dr. Cecil Walkes.

Those in quarantine are instructed to follow up with appropriate test and treatments with their physicians according to CDC protocols.

All physicians or entities who perform COVID-19 testing are reminded they must report those results to appropriate local health authorities and inform the person receiving the positive test about the mandated requirement to quarantine for 14 days.

This advisory is due to increased exposure and incidents of positive tests, Getz said.

Authorities said the order is for all Jefferson County residents and is retroactive to any current cases.