US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) United State It has relaxed many measures related to the prevention of Covid-19. Among the new guidelines, announced Thursday (11), the agency is rescinding the requirement to quarantine anyone exposed to the virus.
“This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not yet over, but it also helps us get to a point where Covid-19 no longer disrupts our daily lives,” CDC’s Greta Massetti said in a statement. “We know Covid-19 is here to stay.”
Under the new guidelines, while people who come into contact with the coronavirus do not need to stay at home, they must wear a mask for 10 days and be tested for SARS-CoV-2 contamination on the fifth day after possible infection. Anyone who tests positive should stay at home isolated for at least five days.
The CDC has also relaxed requirements for routine testing for Covid-19 (in people who do not have symptoms of the disease) in most settings. In schools, for example, students will not need to prove they are not contaminated even after being exposed to microorganisms.
Authorities still recommend the use of masks indoors and in areas where the number of Covid-19 cases is high.
when. Marcus Plesia, MD, medical director of the U.S.-American Association of Health Officials, said the update is not a major revision of current guidelines. “[O protocolo] It represents an increasing focus on individuals making their own decisions about their level of risk and how they want to mitigate those risks.”
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