The new guidance says that someone exposed to an individual with Covid-19 no longer needs to quarantine at home, away from others. They can go to work, attend school and be in other settings around people as long as they wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask — ideally an N95 or equivalent. People should mask for 10 days following their exposure. They should also test at least five days after the exposure. If it’s positive, they have Covid-19, and they need to go into isolation. If it’s negative, they have to continue masking for the 10-day duration.
I wonder if the CDC now says it’s okay to lick the handrails. Basically, we should listen to our elders who were nurses and survived the “Spanish” flu. Mask up and be careful because the world is full of over entitled jerks who will gladly kill you and all your loved ones because politics. This has been the reality in the U.S. since polio, which by the way is back because politics.