CDC Loosens COVID-19 Guidelines as Connecticut’s Positivity Creeps Up

Connecticut Department of Public Health website

According to data shared by the state on Thursday, West Hartford reported 97 positive cases over the previous seven days, with a positivity rate of 15%.

By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, freeing schools and businesses from forcing students and workers to quarantine at home if they have been exposed to the virus.

The changes mean that anyone exposed, vaccinated or unvaccinated, can wear a mask for 10 days, instead of quarantining at home. Previously, the CDC advised that people who were unvaccinated or hadn’t received their booster shots should quarantine for five days after exposure. The quarantine could end at that point after day five if no symptoms appear.

The new guidelines are being announced just as school is about to start in Connecticut, though in many other states classes have already begun. Connecticut reported 34 COVID-19 deaths over the past week, the highest total for a seven-day period since mid-May.

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