This year, there are more measures than ever to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines, boosters, more opportunities for testing, and medical interventions all are helping to reduce severe cases. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently released new guidelines for how long individuals need to isolate after contracting COVID-19, and these guidelines can be tricky to navigate.
What’s changed? According to the CDC, those who test positive but who don’t have symptoms can isolate for just five days now instead of ten. However, those who have COVID-19 symptoms should continue to isolate for the full ten days.
This helpful chart shows how long people should quarantine or isolate depending on symptoms and their vaccination status.
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