The CDC is halving the isolation guidelines for asymptomatic Covid patients, from 10 days to 5.
The new guidelines are regardless of vaccination status. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says the U.S. is about to see a wave of new Omicron cases and the change is meant to minimize disruptions when people test positive.
The agency also softened the quarantine period for people who’ve been exposed, down from 14 days to five days for unvaccinated or un-boosted Americans.
People who have received boosters do not need to isolate but should wear masks in public for 10 days and get tested five days after their exposure.