CDC Issues New Guidelines When it Comes to Recommended Isolation Periods

The updated recommendation does not advise a test for isolated people but offers guidance on how those people should respond to a test result should they choose to take one.

The CDC issued additional guidelines on the recommended covid-19 isolation period yesterday. The updated recommendation does not advise a test for isolated people but offers guidance on how those people should respond to a test result should they choose to take one.
If positive, isolated people are advised to continue their isolation until 10 days after their symptoms started and if the test is negative, isolated people can end their isolation but are advised to wear a mask around other people until day 10. The recommendations advise people who are isolated to avoid places where they can’t wear a mask such as restaurants and gyms, and to avoid eating around others until at least day 10 as well. Those isolating are also being urged to wait to travel until at least 10 days after the start of symptoms and those who travel on days 6 to 10 should wear a mask their entire trip. The CDC says the changes aim to ‘focus on the period when a person is most infectious…and updated recommendations also facilitate individual social and well-being needs, return to work, and maintenance of critical infrastructure.’ The White House defended the CDC’s decisions.