CDC May Shorten Quarantine Period for Those Exposed With COVID-19

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering to shorten the recommended 14-day quarantine period for those exposed with COVID-19, officials said on Nov. 24.

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering to shorten the recommended 14-day quarantine period for those exposed with COVID-19, officials said on Nov. 24.

CDC officials said that evidence showed that the period could be shortened from the recommended 14 days to 10 days if the patients are tested for the virus during quarantine.

A CDC spokesperson told NBC News that the health agency is “reviewing its guidance and recommendations in the light of new understandings of the virus that causes COVID-19.”

The spokesperson also said that CDC will announce such changes “when appropriate.”

Officials said that the shorter period would likely “increase compliance” as it will “help make quarantine less burdensome and will.”

Officials also said that they are still finalizing the guidelines and reviewing data to ensure that it would not put people at risk.


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