CDC Drops General Quarantine Recommendation for Travelers

Cautions that exposure may still transmit coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated travel guidelines by removing the suggestion that international and interstate travelers quarantine for 14 days upon their return. The recommendation to quarantine is now only for travelers who feel ill or know that they have been in contact with someone who is infected.

The CDC guidelines maintain, “Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.” 

The site continues, “You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.”

The states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut still require travelers coming in from certain regions to quarantine for 14 days.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Centers for Disease Control to apply the best science to recommendations and guidelines.
  • For state and local leaders to do what is most beneficial for their citizens. 
  • For the accurate reporting of cases and test results as the virus spread lessens.

Sources:, Daily Wire


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