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DHS Adopts New CDC of Quarantine Guidelines

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is adopting CDC guidance on a shorter quarantine for people exposed to the coronavirus who have no symptoms. The CDC had advocated a fourteen-day quarantine, which remains the gold standard, but has now created two shorter options. A quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing if no symptoms are reported; the other option is ending quarantine on Day 7 with a negative test and if no symptoms are reported. CDC leaders say 14 days of quarantine works best to prevent transmission of the coronavirus but recognize a two-week quarantine is not feasible for everyone. The CDC hopes the shorter quarantine will lead to more adherence to the guidance.

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