CDC expected to make adjustments to COVID-19 recommendations as school starts – KCRA Sacramento

by | Aug 5, 2022 | COVID-19

Both 6 feet of social distancing and quarantining may be things of the past as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to hand down new COVID-19 recommendations in the coming days. The new recommendations are expected as soon as next week, according to CNN Health, citing sources familiar with the CDC’s plan.One large and ongoing recommendation under discussion for adjustments is the 6-foot social distancing guidance. Instead, the CDC may ease the distancing. The CDC is also expected to de-escalate COVID-19 screening tests in schools as a part of the “Test To Stay” strategy, which was originally implemented for unvaccinated students who were exposed to the virus. Test To Stay encouraged daily testing in place of quarantining at home and missing classroom time.Instead, the CDC may shift testing to areas they deem as a more useful strategy, such as in prisons and nursing homes.Quarantine requirements may also change. The current recommendation is to stay home for five days after exposure. The new guidance may simply be wearing a mask while in public for five days, and testing on the fifth day post-exposure.The changes to the guidelines are expected in the coming week.At this time, official guidance has not …

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