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CDC Says Quarantine After Covid Exposure No Longer Necessary

  • Agency also rolls back ‘test-to-stay’ classroom recommendation
  • Changes align more with public practices, focus on flexibility
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it’s no longer recommending that adults and children quarantine after having been exposed to Covid-19, aligning its guidance more closely with what many people are doing already as the urgency of the pandemic response wanes.

The CDC added that it was also rolling back its so-called test-to-stay policy that suggested children exposed to Covid-19 obtain a negative test in order to remain in the classroom or in childcare settings.