It is unknown own if the incoming Biden admin will stick with this…
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the recommended quarantine period for possible exposure to COVID-19 — in the hopes that more people will follow the advice, a report said Tuesday.
The agency is finalizing plans to cut down the suggested 14-day self-isolation period to between seven and 10 days, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The new guidelines would include a test to ensure a person quarantining is negative for the coronavirus, Henry Walke, a senior CDC official, told the newspaper.
“We do think that the work that we’ve done, and some of the studies we have and the modeling data that we have, shows that we can with testing shorten quarantine,” Walke told the outlet.
“Hopefully, people would be better able to adhere to quarantine if it was, for example, seven to 10 days.”
There is a risk some potential cases could be missed, as studies have shown it can take up to two weeks for coronavirus symptoms to manifest in someone who is infected.
But about 50 percent of people who become sick develop symptoms between the first five or six days after they’re infected. Research has also shown that the virus is most contagious for the first five days after symptoms begin…