Redfield announced the upcoming quarantine guidelines at Tuesday’s meeting of the coronavir virus task force, officials said, describing the change as a data-driven decision that has been under review for weeks.
An official said Pence had been urging the CDC for months to review the guidelines.
The CDC did not immediately return CNN’s request for comments.
Health experts continued to stress the importance of communication and implementation of mitigation measures to reduce the alarming number of coronavirus cases across the country, the official said. There was no debate about President Donald Trump getting involved in public messaging around these mitigation measures.
Mitigation efforts include the use of masks, social distancing, crowd avoidance, and frequent hand washing.