The CDC also pulled back on the need for social distancing, a hallmark of much of the pandemic for many, and other COVID-related protocols. Here’s the latest on the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 testing, isolation and quarantine:Updated CDC COVID isolation and quarantine guidelinesThe CDC is no longer calling for folks who are unvaccinated or not boosted against COVID-19 to quarantine when potentially exposed to the virus. The CDC still recommends that anyone who has COVID or thinks they may have COVID isolate. Those who suspect they have the virus but test negative can leave isolation, the agency added in its latest guidance. Updated CDC COVID testing guidelinesThe CDC said in its newest guidelines it’s no longer “recommending screening testing of asymptomatic people without known exposures in most community settings.”The agency also said it no longer recommends schools use a “Test to Stay” system, a practice of COVID testing and contact tracing in schools, citing its updated quarantine guidelines.
Source: Los Angeles Times August 12, 2022 22:32 UTC