The CDC today stated that it was changing how long it recommends people quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19. NBC News reports that in a call to reporters a person can quarantine for just 10-days, if exposed to a COVID-19 positive person, as long as they aren't exhibiting symptoms. A person would only have to quarantine for 7 days if that same person tested negative for COVID-19, and was not showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

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The CDC website is still asking for people who can quarantine for 14 days to do so to ensure that if someone is asymptomatic towards a COVID-19 infection they won't expose others to the disease.

Per the CDC website this is who needs to quarantine when exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19:

"People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19—excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months.

People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms."

During the announcement today, the CDC also discussed holiday travel and COVID-19. The CDC is still "urging people to avoid travel if possible. However, those that do chose to travel should get a coronavirus test one to three days before travel, then again three to five days after travel. The testing after travel would be combined with a quarantine for seven days."

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