The CDC posted new guidelines on December 2, 2020, that provide an option to shorten the 14-day quarantine period if certain criteria are met. Please note, these guidelines do not replace the original recommended quarantine time frame of 14 days. Curi has outlined the updated guidance for practices to reference when they have an exposed employee, including a new flowchart to assist in applying the new criteria.
All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.