The CDC Shortens The Recommended COVID-19 Quarantine Days
As we are in a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, cases all over Western New York are on the rise. Like many people in our community, I'm ready for this all to be over, but we must keep in mind, the virus doesn't get tired.
According to WIVB, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is set to shorten the length of time you need to quarantine after you have been exposed to the coronavirus. This guideline is set to be put into motion soon. This will allow people that may have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus to only have to quarantine for 10 days or after 7 days after testing.
The Center for Disease Control originally said that the period for self-isolation was thought to be 14 days, most people became infectious and developed symptoms between 4 and 5 days after exposure.
This is not the first time the Center for Disease Control has changed or adjusted its guidance, as it has adjusted to new research. I have had to deal with this personally, and it is good to see that the recommended time for someone to have to quarantine is changing.
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