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CDC Further Relaxes COVID-19 Guidance

HeadlineAug 12, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has further relaxed its guidelines on COVID-19. The CDC’s new recommendations shift the onus to individuals — rather than public health measures — to reduce the risks of catching the disease. The CDC no longer recommends people remain at least six feet apart, and no longer recommends quarantine for people who’ve been exposed to an infected person. On Thursday, a CDC epidemiologist told reporters, “We know that COVID-19 is here to stay.” More than 40,000 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 across the United States, where the disease continues to kill more than 3,300 people each week.

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