CDC Removes 14-day Travel Quarantine and Changes COVID-19 Testing Recommendations

TAMPA, Fla. – The CDC has changed its COVID-19 guidelines again and reverted to what feels like the original guidelines from March.

“Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional,” said the CDC.

The updated CDC guidelines say if someone has symptoms and they’re mild, a health care provider “may advise a COVID-19 test,” and if symptoms are severe, people should contact a health care provider or seek emergency or professional care.”

The CDC is also no longer recommending that U.S. travelers returning from a trip outside their state or country to self-quarantine for 14-days.

The CDC Website Says:

Considerations for who should get tested

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department.
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