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CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

Updated: Feb 23

Guideline Summary as of December 27, 2021:

1. For people with COVID-19 without symptoms or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), recommend isolating for 5 days followed by wearing a mask for 5 days while they are around others.

2. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than 6 months out from their second mRNA vaccine dose (or more than 2 months out from the J&J vaccine), recommend isolating for 5 days followed by wearing a mask for 5 days while they are around others.

3. For people who are vaccinated, recommend wearing a mask for 10 days while they around others. No need to isolate following an exposure.

4. "For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19."


Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

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