CDC shortens recommend quarantine duration, with restrictions

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On Monday, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reduced the amount of time Americans spend with COVID-19 They need to pass in isolation, reducing orientation from 10 days to five, provided they experience no symptoms and remain masked with other people for an additional five days. The quarantine guide for anyone exposed to the virus received the same revision.

The new guidelines come as The Omicron variant continues to spread throughout the United States., representing 73% of the cases in the country.

Pfizer and Moderna booster injections have been shown to be effective in protecting against variant, with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, saying the organization considering revising the definition of “fully vaccinated” include booster shots.

The important distinction in the new guidance is that infected people have no symptoms and remain masked around other people.

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