DeKalb, IL — The number of days spent in quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 may shorten as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finalizes a new recommendation.
The current recommendation from the CDC states that individuals quarantine for 14 days after being exposed to people who are COVID-19 positive. The time period is based on how long scientists believe it can take the virus to incubate in the body.
“CDC is always reviewing its guidance and recommendations in the light of new understandings of the virus that causes COVID-19, and will announce such changes when appropriate," a CDC spokesperson said, according to NBC News.
The new recommendation will likely incorporate testing as the CDC has been considering a change for weeks.