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Updated CDC COVID-19 Guidance Eliminates Precautionary Quarantine

August 23, 2022

On August 11, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems and updated website resources to correspond to the guidance.

Observing that increasing levels of vaccination and recovery immunity to COVID-19 have “reduced the risk for medically significant illness and death” in the United States, the CDC is no longer recommending that individuals exposed to COVID-19 be quarantined as a precaution. Instead, the revised guidance focuses on boosters, masking and testing to limit infections, and isolation of symptomatic and confirmed positive individuals to prevent COVID-19 spread. Click here to view the new CDC quarantine guidance.

As of this writing, the NYS Department of Health COVID quarantine and isolation webpage has not yet been updated to reflect the new CDC guidance but we expect it will be in the near future.

Greater Rochester Chamber members with questions on COVID-19 or other HR issues are encouraged to contact the HR Helpline staff for assistance. Kathy Richmond, Sr. Director, HR Services, Jennifer Suppé, Sr. HR Services Specialist, or Fernán Cepero, HR Services Partner. Level of Helpline access varies by membership tier.


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