CDC coronovirus risk shortens quarantine period


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday announced a reduced coronavirus-related quarantine period before the anticipated holiday visit.

The CDC announced two acceptable quarantine periods, although noted that a previously established 14-day quarantine is the best way to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Officials said quarantine without the Covent-19 test can now end after 10 days if the person reveals no symptoms, or after seven days with a negative test result if the person reveals no symptoms.

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The agency advised people to look for symptoms of COVID-19 even 14 days after exposure. The announcement stems from new research and analysis of modeling data. The short length of quarantine is expected to ease economic hardship and reduce stress on the public health system amid increasing numbers of infections.

The CDC plans to update its webpage with new guidance on Wednesday.

The announcement follows news from the day before, when Fox News obtained special documents on the expected release of the guidance.

Fox News received an internal CDC document on Tuesday that outlined the proposed changes. A source told Fox News that the changes have been discussed and approved by the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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