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CDC relaxes some of its recommended COVID-19 safety protocols

By Tom Maxedon
Published: Friday, March 1, 2024 - 4:11pm
Updated: Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 12:22pm

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On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed some of its recommended coronavirus safety protocols.

The change means those with no symptoms, but who test positive, do not need to quarantine. 

“As you fight the virus off, you become less infectious even if you’re still testing positive. If your symptoms have resolved, then you're unlikely to be spreading the virus,” said Will Humble, director of the Arizona Public Health Association.

Humble also said those who test positive should still stay home and treat their condition as if they were suffering from the flu or other respiratory illnesses. He predicts the virus is on track to be associated with the common cold, but still kills a few hundred people in Arizona.

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