US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine

US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine (yahoo.com)

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the time that close contacts need to quarantine.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.

The decision also was driven by a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, propelled by the omicron variant.

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Submitted by mo2 on Thu, 01/27/2022 - 20:36