(KLAS) LAS VEGAS — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its coronavirus guidelines, raising concerns about who should be quarantined or isolated and for how long.
The CDC simplified its COVID-19 isolation and quarantine recommendations this week and clarified that they apply to both children and adults.
The quarantine period for asymptomatic Americans infected with the coronavirus was reduced from ten to five days, and close contacts had to quarantine for the same amount of time.
What Monroe County’s new COVID quarantine and isolation guidelines signify
There’s a distinction to be made between quarantine and isolation. If you come into contact with someone who has coronavirus and suspects you have it, you should quarantine yourself. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you should isolate if you have coronavirus.
WHO SHOULD BE SUBJECTED TO QUARANTINE?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its coronavirus guidelines.
If you come into intimate contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should quarantine yourself if the following happens:
You are at least 18 years old and have finished your vaccinations, but you have not yet received your booster dose.
You haven’t had a booster since receiving the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago.
You haven’t received all of the vaccine’s initial doses.
WHO DOESN’T NEED TO QUARANTINE THEIR PRODUCTS?
You do not need to quarantine if you come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 if:
You are at least 18 years old and have had all vaccine doses, including the booster, as well as any supplementary vaccines for immunocompromised individuals.
You are between the ages of 5 and 17 and have received all of the COVID-19 immunizations.
Within the last 90 days, you tested positive for COVID-19.
GUIDELINES FOR QUARANTINE:
Following their last interaction with an infected person, the CDC recommends a five-day quarantine. The first day of your exposure is day 0. Stay at home and avoid social situations.
Wear a well-fitting mask if you’re among folks at home. Fever, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms should be avoided. If symptoms appear, get tested right once and isolate yourself until you get the results.
How can I tell if I have the flu, a cold, or COVID-19?
If you test positive, the CDC recommends that you isolate yourself. You can leave your house if you haven’t developed symptoms after five days and a negative test, but you should continue to wear a mask until 10 days have passed after the exposure.
GUIDELINES FOR ISOLATION:
People in isolation should stay at home in a designated sick room to avoid contact with others, and if they must be around others in the house, they should wear a well-fitting mask. Isolate for a total of five days. For a person with no symptoms, day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the date of a positive test. If you haven’t had a fever for 24 hours without taking medicine and your other symptoms have subsided, you can come out of isolation after five days. In public, though, you should wear a mask for an extra five days.