CDC shortens COVID-19 isolation guidelines as experts continue to learn more about virus

  • Source: KRON -TV 4 San Francisco
  • Published: 08/07/2020 12:00 AM

As health experts gather more data and continue to learn about COVID-19, certain protocols and regulations are changing. According to the CDC and local health experts, it’s now okay to go back to work just 10 days after testing positive for the virus. That’s not the only change — Requiring a negative test result to return to work is no longer encouraged. Noelle Bellow: “It’s almost as if testing means everything, but after a certain point, means nothing.” Dr. Maldonado: “Testing is one tool among many and it’s a very good tool, but it needs to be interpreted properly.” Six months into the COVID-19 fight here in the US and health experts are revising previous recommendations to help stop the spread. In an article published Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states those who have tested positive can be around others 10 days after the positive test date, as long as you have no fever and your symptoms have improved. “We started with 14 days because we didn’t understand much about the virus,” Dr. Maldonado said.


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