Now it is recommended to observe quarantine for 7 days if there are a negative analysis and 10 – without it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reduced the recommended period of self-isolation after contact with patients to 7 days with a negative test and to 10 days without a test.
Now in the case of close contact with the disease is recommended to observe quarantine for 14 days.
As explained during a teleconference with journalists from the CDC, a two-week quarantine is still the preferred option, and a shorter period is an alternative designed to convince more people to follow the guidelines.
In October, the agency adjusted its interpretation of “close contact,” explaining that this involves direct physical contact, using shared cutlery or being within 1.8 meters of an illness within 15 minutes.