August 15, 2022 - CDC Releases New COVID-19 Guidance and Recommendations
On August 11, 2022, the CDC released their new guidance and recommendations for COVID-19. Brown County Public Health continues to align with the CDC's recommendations, but still encourages individuals to speak with their health care provider if they are considered high risk for infection.
- Social Distancing: due to the increased number of vaccinated individuals and those with immunity as a result of previous COVID-19 infections, the CDC no longer recommends staying at least 6 feet away from other people to reduce the risk of exposure.
- Quarantine: unvaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine for 5 days after exposure to COVID-19. Instead, they should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5. Stay home if you develop symptoms and test again.
- Test to Stay: if an individual was exposed to COVID-19, they no longer need to receive a negative test to stay in school as long as they are not experiencing any symptoms.
- Contact Tracing: should be limited to high risk situations, such as hospitals and group-living settings (nursing homes, shelters, prisons).
CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC
Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning | CDC