CDC may loosen guidelines for some

The CDC may change guidelines for some to make it easier for Americans to return to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those targeted would be those working "critical jobs" who show no symptoms, wear and mask and check their temperatures twice a day if they've been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.


National News

April 8, 2020 - 9:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are without symptoms.

The public health agency, in conjunction with the White House coronavirus task force, is considering an announcement as soon as Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence said.

Under the proposed guidance, people who are exposed to someone infected would be allowed back on the job if they have no symptoms, test their temperature twice a day and wear a face mask, said a person familiar with the proposal under consideration. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the draft because it had not been finalized and described the proposal on the condition of anonymity.

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