Updated CDC COVID-19 Guidance Eliminates Precautionary Quarantine, Focuses on Boosters, Masking, and Testing
On August 11, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems.
Observing that increasing levels of vaccination and recovery immunity to COVID-19 have “reduced the risk for medically significant illness and death” in the United States, the CDC is no longer recommending that individuals exposed to COVID-19 be quarantined as a precaution. Instead, the revised guidance focuses on boosters, masking and testing to limit infections, and isolation of symptomatic and confirmed positive individuals to prevent COVID-19 spread.
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