CDC Shortens Quarantine Period | Updated COVID Guidelines

CDC shortens quarantine period

/ 10:36 AM December 28, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States reduced the recommended time for people to isolate after testing positive for Covid-19 from 10 days to five days if they don’t have symptoms – and if they wear a mask around others for at least another five days.


The CDC also reduced the recommended quarantine period for people who have been exposed to the virus from five days to five days if they have been vaccinated. The CDC recommends that people who have been fully vaccinated and boosted may not need to quarantine at all.


According to the CDC, people whose symptoms are getting better may also leave their homes after 5 days if their symptoms are improving. According to the CDC, people with flu-like symptoms should stay at home until the fever goes away.

Also, the CDC says that those boosted and vaccinated are usually excluded from quarantine. This is an important change, as it reduces concern about isolation while also reducing the risk of transmission among healthy individuals who are not yet showing any signs of infection.

The CDC says that boosters reduce the likelihood that someone will become infected and spread the virus to others.


The CDC updated its guidance for health care workers with Covid-19 who had no or mild symptoms last week, saying they can return to work after seven days if they test negative for infection.

People exposed to Covid-19 but did not test positive were previously advised to quarantine for 14 days, while those who tested positive for Covid-19 were advised to isolate for ten days.

There are many ways to reduce your chance of contracting Covid and its other variants, including the way you prepare and cook food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wash their hands thoroughly using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before eating or preparing food or after contact with animals.

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