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CDC revises its COVID-19 guidelines

CDC updates COVID-19 guidance. Operational guidance for K-12 schools also updated.

Where: United States

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On August 11th, the CDC updated its COVID-19 guidelines, loosening the protocol for isolation.
Per the updated guidelines, persons exposed to COVID-19 may wear a high-quality mask for ten days and get tested on the 5th day instead of quarantining.
The CDC’s Dr. Greta Massetti stated, “This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives.”
The CDC also revised its COVID-19 operational guidelines for K-12 and Early Care & Education (ECE) Programs for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
The recommendation to cohort, quarantine (except in certain high-risk congregate settings), and Test to Stay (TTS) in schools & ECE programs has also been removed. However, schools & ECE programs can choose to continue to require quarantine and TTS.

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