Washington state adopting CDC's new quarantine guidelines

In some circumstances, people can isolate for 7 or 10 days instead of 14

 

Last updated 12/3/2020 at 6:11pm



The Washington State Department of Health is adopting the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to reduce quarantine for people who have been exposed to COVID-19.

Although both the Washington State Department of Health and CDC currently recommend a quarantine period of 14 days, there are circumstances that allow for a shortened quarantine. These include:

• If a person who is in quarantine has no symptoms, quarantine can end after Day 10.

• If a person who is in quarantine receives a negative COVID-19 test and has no symptoms, quarantine can end after Day 7. Ge...



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