CDC chief defends COVID return-to-work guidelines amid confusion

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New York Daily News

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defended the agency’s shifting guidance that workers should stay home after testing positive for COVID-19. Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday that the newly shortened five-day stay at home guidance reflects medical science that the chance of transmitting the disease to others is very low after that period, instead of the previous 10-day recommendation. She also defended the confusing fact that workers are not being told to take a rapid COVID-19 test before returning to work after the new shortened period. “We can’t tell how tr…

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