CDC Cuts COVID Isolation Time to 5 Days for those Who Test Positive

U.S. health officials now say COVID positive persons need only to isolate for 5 days instead of 10.

Washington, D.C. (Monday, December 27, 2021) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with new guidelines for those who test positive for the coronavirus.  Health officials now recommend people should isolate for five days instead of 10.  The CDC is also reducing the amount of time someone should quarantine after coming into contact with a person who tests positive.

The new recommendations come as the omicron variant wreaks havoc across the globe and here in the U.S.  The CDC says the new guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with COVID are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.