Covid 19 continues to make headlines worldwide as we’re getting ready to leave 2021 behind. Check out the latest reports coming from CDC.
CNN just noted that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday shortened the recommended times that people should isolate when they’ve tested positive for Covid-19. The time dropped from 10 days to five days if they don’t have symptoms and if they wear a mask around others for at least five more days.
It’s also been revealed that the CDC also shortened the recommended time for people to quarantine if they are exposed to the virus to a similar five days if they are vaccinated.
The CDC revealed that people who are fully vaccinated and boosted may not need to quarantine at all.
“Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to five days, if asymptomatic, followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others,” the CDC said in a statement.
The CDC also said that people whose symptoms are getting better may also leave their homes after five days so long as their symptoms are getting better.
What about people who have a fever?
More than that, CDC also revealed that people who have a fever should stay home until the fever clears up.
“The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. Therefore, people who test positive should isolate for five days and, if asymptomatic at that time, they may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for five days to minimize the risk of infecting others.”
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