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Posted on: December 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] CDC Updates and Shortens Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

The CDC has updated and shortened the isolation and quarantine period for the general population.

Effective Dec. 27, 2021, the CDC has updated the COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidelines:

Isolation (for people who test positive for COVID-19):

  • People who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave isolation as long as you continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

Quarantine (for people who are exposed to someone with COVID-19):

  • People who are fully vaccinated with a booster do not have to quarantine, but should wear a mask around others for 10 days and should get a COVID-19 test on day 5. If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.
  • People who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, should stay home for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days. You should get a COVID-19 test on day 5. If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

Find more COVID-19 information, including vaccine sites, testing sites, and isolation and quarantine guidance, at Broomfield.org/COVID.

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