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September 22, 2020

CDC Again Recommends Testing for COVID-19 Close Contact

On Friday, the CDC issued clarification on its guidance for COVID-19 testing and is again recommending testing for anyone with close contact to someone with COVID-19:

“Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection” (meaning being within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes).

The CDC also issued a reminder that anyone in close contact with an infected person should quarantine for 14 days, even if they have a negative test during that time.

Click here to review the CDC’s Overview for Testing for COVID-19.

For more information, contact Jason Resnick at [email protected].