CDC finalization recommendation to shorten Covid-19 quarantines

The U.S. Center for Disease Prevention and Control may soon shorten the time it recommends a person to self-quarantine after potential exposure to the coronavirus, in the hope that such a move will encourage more people to comply, an agency official said.

CDC officials are finalizing recommendations for a new quarantine period, which is likely to be between seven and 10 days, and include a test to ensure that a person is negative for Covid-19, said Henry Walke, the agency’s Covid-19 response incident manager.