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2 districts changing quarantine policies

Two school districts in the county decided on changes to their COVID-19 quarantine and testing policies following changes in guidelines at the state and federal levels.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Dec. 27 changed the recommended isolation and quarantine guidelines for people who test positive for COVID-19. The CDC's new guidelines recommend isolating for five days and, if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving, to follow that with “five days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.”

“The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after,” the CDC's Dec. 27 media statement read.

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