On December 2, 2020, the CDC noted alternatives to the 14-day quarantine recommended in cases of COVID-19 exposure. While the CDC still recommends a 14-day period of quarantine if a person has been in close contact with a positive case of COVID–19, the CDC believes there are options to shorten quarantine if the person can meet specific criteria.

Even if they meet these criteria, there is still a small chance that the person may be able to transmit the virus, so the person should continue to wear face coverings and distance from others. If the person is able to return to work, an employer will certainly want to make an effort to keep the employee distanced from others and wearing a face covering.

For more details on the updated guidelines, download our bulletin below.

Download Our Quarantine Guidelines Bulletin


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