On Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that the isolation time for COVID19 has decreased from 10 days to five.
This announcement comes after Dr Fauci said the federal government could decrease the quarantine timeframe for people who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are asymptomatic.
This new suggestion is “keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop,” @fox11la reports.
“Because there are a lot of people in society that are essential for the smooth running of the infrastructure of our society,” Fauci told CNN Monday. “So the idea about cutting down the period of quarantine for people who have been exposed, and perhaps the period of isolation for people who have been infected, is something that is under, I would say, serious consideration.”
On last week, CDC also shortened isolation time for health care workers. Previously it was suggested that health care workers stay out of work for 10 days. Based on the new recommendation, if they test negative and have no symptoms, they could return to work within seven days. It’s also suggested that the times of isolation could be decreased to five days or less, if “there are severe staffing shortages.”
This new guiltiness comes amid the uptick in the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Just before the holidays, New York City reported over 40,000 new COVID-19 cases, according to FOX 5 NY. Texas also reported that more people have died in 2021 from COVID-19 than the beginning of the pandemic, even though vaccines are available, Houston Chronicle reports.
Roomies, what do you think of this new recommendation?