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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

CDC changes COVID-19 quarantine guidelines

New rules shorten length of isolation period


December 10, 2020

The CDC has announced new quarantine guidelines for individuals who've come into contact with someone infected with COVID-19.

The guidance of a 14-day quarantine period is still considered the safest way to prevent the virus' spread; however, two additional time periods have been suggested. Now, an individual can end their quarantine 10 days after contact if no symptoms have occurred during daily monitoring. Additionally, if you get a negative test on day 7 and if no symptoms occur during daily monitoring, quarantine can end.

Under the latter scenario, the test may be performed on days 5, 6...

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