Latest guidance from the CDC on COVID exposure

The agency continues to monitor our COVID infection rates and the CDC for revised guidelines.  Currently, cases related to COVID (i.e., infection or exposure) in our staff are very limited (1-2% of staff).  While the low incident rates are positive, we want to share the latest CDC guidance.  Also, we would like to remind staff to remain diligent in their efforts to mitigate risk as they deem appropriate and necessary. 

General guidance:

Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID should quarantine for 14 days after their last exposure to that person, except if they meet the following conditions:

Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID does not need to quarantine. However, fully vaccinated close contacts should:

  • Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until a negative test result.
  • Get tested 5-7 days after close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Get tested and isolate immediately if experiencing COVID symptoms.

Someone who tested positive for COVID with a viral test within the previous 90 days and has subsequently recovered and remains without COVID symptoms does not need to quarantine. However, close contacts with prior COVID infection in the previous 90 days should:

  • Wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days after exposure.
  • Monitor for COVID symptoms and isolate immediately if symptoms develop.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional for testing recommendations if new symptoms develop.

If you have any COVID related questions, please feel free to contact HR, so we can provide the appropriate guidance.

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