The latest CDC guidelines for COVID-19

Written by on December 29, 2021

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

As of December 28th, 2021. The CDC has changed the guidelines and recommended quarantine times for those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Given what we now know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the CDC is reducing the recommended period of isolation for persons with COVID-19 from 10 days to 5 days if they are asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when in public.

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

 

 You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

If you:

Have been boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If you decide to get vaccinated or receive a booster shot, use the website below to find locations and schedule your appointment: 

https://denvergov.org/Government/COVID-19-Information/Dont-Wait-Vaccinate 

If you need to be tested for COVID-19 use this website and search for a location near you:

https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing

 

SOURCE: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance


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