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CDC Will Shorten COVID-19 Self-Quarantine Recommendation from Two Weeks to Between Seven and Ten Days

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, is finalizing a new self-quarantine recommendation for people possibly exposed to COVID-19, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The federal agency is looking to decrease the self-quarantine recommendation from a full two weeks to between seven and ten days.

Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 response manager, told the Wall Street Journal that the new recommendation still includes a test to ensure that the person is negative.

“We do think that the work that we’ve done, and some of the studies we have and the modeling data that we have, shows that we can with testing shorten quarantines,” he said.

If a test comes back negative, he added, “then their probability of going on and developing an infection after that is pretty low.”

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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