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U.S. Working on Guidance to Shorten Covid Quarantine Period (1)

Nov. 24, 2020, 9:49 PM

Federal health officials are working on guidance to shorten the recommended 14-day quarantine period following a potential exposure to Covid-19, the top U.S. virus-testing official said.

Officials are beginning to see a preponderance of evidence that people could spend less time in quarantine if they also test negative for Covid-19, said Admiral Brett Giroir, an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services,

“We are actively working on that type of guidance right now, reviewing the evidence, but we want to make absolutely sure,” Giroir said on a Tuesday call with reporters.

The Centers for Disease Control...

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