CDC Reduces 14-day Quarantine Period to 10 or Seven Days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has announced revised guidelines for the recommended quarantine period for individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19.

Henry Walke, COVID-19 Incident Manager at the CDC, stated that although the CDC continues to recommend a 14-day quarantine as the best way to prevent the spread of the virus, the agency has identified two shortened alternatives for individuals who were exposed to someone with COVID-19. The quarantine can end after 10 days if the individual has not developed any symptoms without a COVID-19 test or after seven days if the asymptomatic individual tests negative for the virus.

Employers should review and update their policies, if necessary, to reflect the new guidance. Should you have any questions relating to the CDC guidance or how it effects your business, please contact ALG.