Author: Becky Canary-King
The CDC recently updated its guidance to provide recommendations for reducing the quarantine period after an individual has had close contact with someone with COVID-19. Close contact includes:
Individuals who have had COVID-19 within the past three months do not need to quarantine again.
While the CDC still endorses 14 days as optimal length for quarantine, the new guidance provides two options to discontinue quarantine earlier:
If the quarantine period is reduced, employees should be directed to continue monitoring symptoms for 14 days post-exposure.
Employers may choose to continue to require employees to quarantine for 14 days after an exposure and should continue to follow any state or local requirements. However, these new CDC-approved options may reduce the burden placed on employees and employers by lengthy periods of quarantine.
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