President Open to Shorter Virus Quarantines

CDC shortened isolation time for healthcare workers. 

President Joe Biden said Monday his administration would support an effort to shorten COVID-19 quarantine requirements for those who test positive for the virus if the U.S. health authorities recommended such a change. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci said its possible that the federal government could shorten the quarantine or isolation period for people outside the healthcare sector who have been exposed to COVID-19.  

“Because there are a lot of people in society that are essential for the smooth running of the infrastructure of our society,” Dr. Fauci said. “So the idea about cutting down the period of quarantine for people who have been exposed, and perhaps the period of isolation for people who have been infected, is something that is under, I would say, serious consideration.” 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it would be cutting the quarantine time for healthcare workers to seven days after they test positive. Healthcare workers who have received all recommended vaccine doses, including a booster, do not need to quarantine at home following high risk exposures, they said. 

Current CDC guidelines still recommend unvaccinated Americans quarantine themselves for 14 days following exposure to COVID-19, while watching for any related symptoms. Vaccinated Americans are not recommended to quarantine themselves unless they have symptoms—but they should still get tested. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for the president and his health advisors as they assess the efforts to reduce COVID infections.
  • For CDC officials to seek God’s wisdom as they issue recommendations.

Sources: CNN, ABC News, Fox, Newsmax 


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