NYS Changes COVID-19 Quarantine Time, Matching New CDC Recommendations

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ALBANY – New York State has updated its quarantine guidelines to reflect new CDC’s recommendations.

Instead of 14 days, Governor Andrew Cuomo says people can now end their time in quarantine after 10 days as long as no symptoms of COVID-19 are reported. A test after 10 days is not required for someone to end their quarantine.

After the quarantine, he says people still must monitor themselves for symptoms through Day 14. If any develop, they are being told to contact their healthcare provider or local health department.

“While the holidays have always been synonymous with socialization, the data shows vast majority of new cases are stemming from private gatherings,” Cuomo says. “I understand not being able to join together with loved ones makes an already trying year, more difficult, but it also means we control our own destiny.

The latest COVID-19 positivity rate across the state is 7.14 percent. 7,814 people were hospitalized because of the virus, as of Monday.


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