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On December 3rd the CDC released “acceptable alternatives” to shorten quarantine for contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infections, which led to extensive media coverage that the CDC had lowered its quarantine recommendations. This interpretation of the CDC release is incorrect and has led to confusion and potential increase in risk for patients, providers, and employers. The Clinical Response Task Force of the College of Urgent Care Medicine closely reviewed the CDC position and has the following recommendations.
This message is from the UCA COVID-19 LISTSERV where UCA members can voice their opinions and share information. The opinions expressed are those of the individual and not necessarily those of the Urgent Care Association. For current guidelines and information always refer to the CDC coronavirus information page and your local health department.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page
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