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Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

December 08, 2020

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance that provides options to reduce quarantine time frames. While a 14-day quarantine is the current recommendation of the CDC, there are some additional options for asymptomatic close contacts to end quarantine earlier than 14 days. 

  1. If an asymptomatic close contact gets tested on Day 6 or later and receives a negative result, then they may end quarantine after completion of Day 7.

  2. Without testing, an asymptomatic close contact may end quarantine after completion of Day 10. 

Please note that close contacts connected to health care or other long-term care facility settings with medically vulnerable populations (e.g., long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, acute care hospitals) and other settings may not end quarantine prior to the 14-day time period.

For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html