CDC Updates COVID Restrictions

CDC Updates COVID Restrictions

The coronavirus has caused Americans, and people around the world to change their lives almost completely. However, as time has gone on, the restrictions put into place regarding the virus have lessened more and more.

On Friday, August 21, the CDC dropped its recommendation to self-quarantine for 14 days, after returning from out-of-state and international travel. The guidelines were changed on the CDC website, the two-week recommendation was changed, but the CDC does warn people they can still contract the virus while traveling. The CDC still recommends the use of masks indoors, hand washing, and social distancing.

They also noted the risk of spreading the virus that traveling causes, adding that staying home is the best way to protect yourself from the virus. The CDC is keeping its recommendation that travelers research the guidelines given by the government they are traveling to. Requirements and recommendations do vary from place to place, some require people to stay home for the two-week period after traveling, while others may allow a negative COVID test as a substitute.

International travelers are advised to research the destination country’s Office of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Health to learn of any COVID requirements that may be in place.

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