CDC: People who test positive for COVID-19 only need to isolate for 10 days – MarketWatch

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week updated its quarantine guidelines, saying people who demonstrate COVID-19 symptoms or were diagnosed with COVID-19 can spend time with other people 10 days after the onset of symptoms. In those cases, someone shouldn’t have a fever for at least 24 hours, as well. The agency’s previous guidance stipulated that the isolation period should be 14 days; though, the length of isolation may need to be longer than 10 days for certain individuals, including those with compromised immune systems. The CDC still said that people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after that initial exposure.

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