CDC Updates Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period
Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine for individuals with COVID-19, cutting the recommended time for isolation in half. If asymptomatic, recommended isolation was reduced from 10 days to five days followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than two months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, the CDC now recommends quarantine for five days followed by strict mask use for an additional five days.
Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Challenging OSHA ETS
The Supreme Court announced it will hear oral arguments challenging both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine-or-test emergency temporary standard (ETS) and the Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation requiring health care workers in facilities that receive federal funding to be vaccinated. Oral arguments for both cases are scheduled for Jan. 7.
CDC Guidance and Resources Updates
The following links are some of the latest guidance and resource updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Potential Rapid Increase of Omicron Variant Infections in the United States
- Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know
- Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers
- International Travel During COVID-19
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- Domestic Travel During COVID-19
- What You Should Know About the Possibility of COVID-19 Illness After Vaccination