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After updating its guidance for health care workers last week, the Centers for Disease Control on Monday shortened its quarantine and isolation recommendations—from 10 days to five—for all Americans who test positive for COVID-19, provided they are asymptomatic. “CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what we know about the spread of the virus and the protection provided by vaccination and booster doses,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. “These updates ensure people can safely continue their daily lives.”
The NBA also updated its COVID-19 protocols on Monday to allow vaccinated players and coaches who test positive for the virus but are asymptomatic to return to action after two negative tests 24 hours apart or six days, whichever comes first.