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The CDC’s updated guidance allows for the following quarantine periods for those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but are without symptoms:
- Ten-day quarantine period—An individual may end quarantine 10 days after exposure if the individual does not take a COVID-19 test.
- Seven-day quarantine period—An individual may end quarantine seven days after
exposure if the individual tests negative for COVID-19.
While offering these shorter alternatives, the CDC still recommends a 14-day quarantine as the safest option.
“We can safely reduce the length of quarantine, accepting that there is a small residual risk that a person who is leaving quarantine early could transmit to someone else if they became infected.”
- Dr. John Brooks, COVID-19 response chief medical officer for the CDC
Updated Quarantine Guidelines
These updated quarantine guidelines come after the CDC studied the incubation period for COVID-19. The agency hopes that this shortened time period will improve compliance among the general public and lessen the negative economic impact of extended quarantine periods.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the CDC continues to update guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19. For more information on the coronavirus pandemic, contact Conner Insurance today.