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New CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

The new CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines certainly help get workers back sooner, but the CDC admits it is a combination of science and business need. So employers should carefully consider whether implementing the more aggressive return to work protocols are right given their situation.

CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Maybe Quarantine – depends on your vaccine status)

If you:

  • Have been boosted OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

Wear a mask around others for 10 days AND test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you:

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
    OR
  • Are unvaccinated

Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If you can’t quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days. Test on day 5 if possible.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

Are you concerned or have more questions about the CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines? The experts at ELI Advisors are here to answer you HR related questions. Contact us today!