US Reduces Covid-19 Isolation Time for Healthcare Workers


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States has decreased the time period of the quarantine for the healthcare workers, who are infected with the corona virus because of the shortages of the hospital staff that has been driven by the increase in the hospitalizations in the new corona virus cases.

On Thursday, 23rd December 2021, the US CDC has revised the guidelines and the US CDC has also recommending the healthcare workers, who have been asymptomatic can possibly return to their work just after seven days along with a negative corona virus test, and also the addition that the quarantine time can possibly decrease in the future if there are shortages in the staffing.

The US CDC also said that, the healthcare workers, who have received all the recommended the corona virus vaccine doses, which is also including the booster shots, who does not need to quarantine themselves at home followed by the high risk exposures, and these new guideline have also been applied to all the facilities of healthcare, which are directly involved in the care of the patient that is including the hospitals, along with the dental offices, hospitals and several other medical sites in the country.

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Rochelle Walensky, director of US CDC said, as the US Healthcare community has been preparing for an expected increase in the patients because of the new Omicron covid-19 variant, the US CDC has also been updating their recommendations for reflecting what they actually know about the exposure and infection in the context of the booster doses and covid-19 vaccination.