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Flight Attendant Union Slams New CDC Covid Guidelines That Airline CEOs Supported

Delta Arlines flight from Regan National Airport to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
Photographer: Kent Nishimura/ Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

Hours after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  updated its quarantine guidelines for people who test positive for or are exposed to Covid-19, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International pushed back against the new guidance.

The CDC now recommends that people who test positive for the coronavirus need only isolate for five days if they’re no longer symptomatic, and should wear a mask around others for the following five days. The CDC also shortened quarantine timelines for people who come into contact with someone who tested positive. The changes may help minimize disruption for schools, businesses and supply chains as cases rise nationwide.