CDC drops 14-day quarantine recommendation for overseas and out-of-state travel: reports
the Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention dropped its recommendation that travelers abroad or out of state be quarantined for 14 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to USA TodayRather, the CDC advises travelers to “follow any state, territory, tribal, and local recommendations or requirements after travel.” Previous guidelines recommended a 14-day quarantine for those returning from international destinations or areas with a high concentration of coronavirus cases. “
In Pennsylvania, the state Department of Health, recommends that residents traveling to the following states self-quarantine for 14 days after their return: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
The CDC recommends travelers check the status of their destination with respect to the number of reported cases of coronavirus and state guidelines for self-quarantine.
“Travel increases your chances of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Staying at home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
You can contract COVID-19 while traveling. You may feel great and have no symptoms, but you can still pass COVID-19 to others. You and your travel companions (including children) can transmit COVID-19 to others, including your family, friends and community for 14 days after being exposed to the virus, ”the CDC said.
If you’re traveling, the CDC recommends wearing a face cover, maintaining a social distancing of six feet, washing your hands often or using hand sanitizer, and avoiding contact with anyone who is sick.
The CDC says you should continue these precautions after you return and take your temperature if you feel unwell.
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