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Newsday newsday.com 14 Jan, 2022 00:45 am

Long Islanders frustrated by constant COVID-19 changes to CDC guidelines

Long Islanders frustrated by constant COVID-19 changes to CDC guidelines
The fast-changing guidelines on how to isolate, quarantine and mask up during the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many New Yorkers confused and frustrated. Medical experts said the updat

It did urge people to wear a mask around others for an additional five days."You get sneezed on coughed on … so to decrease your risk, wear a mask." What to know CDC guidelines say people exposed to COVID-19 who are up-to-date on vaccinations do not need to quarantine, but should get tested at least five days after having close contact with an infected person, watch for symptoms and wear a mask for 10 days.People who are exposed but are not up-to-date on vaccines should quarantine for five days, get tested at least five days after close contact, watch for symptoms and wear a mask for 10 days.

If that person is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, a person can end isolation after five days and should wear a mask until day 10." In recent days, health officials have encouraged people to wear N95 respirator masks and KN95 masks for the best protection against the airborne virus.

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