During a recent media briefing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an update to quarantine guidelines, offering options for shorter quarantine periods.
The CDC’s updated guidance allows for the following quarantine periods for those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but are without symptoms:
While offering these shorter alternatives, the CDC still recommends a 14-day quarantine as the safest option.
“We can safely reduce the length of quarantine, accepting that there is a small residual risk that a person who is leaving quarantine early could transmit to someone else if they became infected.”
Updated Quarantine Guidelines
These updated quarantine guidelines come after the CDC studied the incubation period for COVID-19. The agency hopes that this shortened time period will improve compliance among the general public and lessen the negative economic impact of extended quarantine periods.
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Source – Zywave, Inc.