CDC declines to add Covid testing recommendation to updated isolation guidance despite criticism

The updated guidance comes after the CDC faced criticism last week for shortening its recommended isolation period without asking for people to get tested.

  • The updated guidance comes after the CDC faced criticism last week for shortening its recommended isolation period without asking for people to get tested.
  • The CDC said people are most contagious two days prior to symptom onset and about three days afterward.
  • Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, said during a White House Covid update last week that up to 90% of transmission happens during that period.

Source: CDC declines to add Covid testing recommendation to updated isolation guidance despite criticism

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