Despite criticism from a number of public health experts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention affirmed its new guidelines suggesting those with COVID-19 can exit isolation in five days without testing.
The CDC announced the initial changes on Dec. 27, saying it was “shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to five days, if asymptomatic, followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others.”
In a statement posted to its website Tuesday evening updating its quarantine and isolation suggestions, the CDC said there was “accumulating evidence” supporting the decision. The new guidance included information for people who want to test negative to
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