CDC says 14-day quarantine best way to reduce Covid risk, but 10- and 7-day periods work in some cases
Women walk past a novel coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles, California, December 1, 2020.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday shortened alternatives to its recommended quarantine for people who were exposed to someone with Covid-19.
The CDC previously recommended that anyone who was exposed to the coronavirus quarantine for 14 days. Dr. Henry Walke, the agency’s Covid incident manager, said the CDC still recommends a 14-day quarantine “as the best way to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.” However, he said the agency has identified “two acceptable alternatives.”
The quarantine can end after 10 days if the person has not developed any symptoms and can end after just seven days if the asymptomatic person also tests negative for the virus, Walke said. He added that the sample for the negative test should …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]