CDC shortens quarantine times as COVID-19 cases rise in Riverside County

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Valley News - Health
Even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shortened the time for quarantine for the public from 14 days to five days, the number of COVID-19 cases over the past week continues to rise in Riverside County, according to data released by the Riverside County University Health System. In the guidance issued Monday, Dec. 27, the CDC said that people diagnosed with COVID-19 should isolate for “five days, and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving without a fever for 24 hours, follow that by five days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.” The change, the CDC said, was “motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally i
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