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."