CDC To Announce Shorter Quarantine Time
The CDC is expected to recommend a shorter quarantine of between seven and 10 days and include a negative COVID test.
The Wall Street Journal:
CDC Finalizing Recommendation To Shorten Covid-19 Quarantines
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of time it recommends that a person self-quarantine after potential exposure to the coronavirus, hoping that such a step will encourage more people to comply, a top agency official said. CDC officials are finalizing recommendations for a new quarantine period that would likely be between seven and 10 days and include a test to ensure a person is negative for Covid-19, said Henry Walke, the agency’s incident manager for Covid-19 response. (McKay, 11/24)
CDC Likely To Recommend Shortening Coronavirus Quarantine Period
"We are actively working on that type of guidance right now, reviewing the evidence, but we want to make absolutely sure," [said Adm. Brett Giroir, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force], adding that "these kind of recommendations aren't willy nilly." The exact language of the new guidelines and when they might be announced remains unclear, but according to a federal official who asked not to be named because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about the issue, the recommended quarantine time is likely to be just seven to 10 days for people who then test negative for the virus. (Stein and Neuman, 11/25)