On January 4, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated COVID-19 isolation and quarantine recommendations with shorter isolation
Delta Air Lines has announced about the implementation of the new COVID-19 isolation guidance issued by the U.S. CDC, which has reduced isolation time from 10 days to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others. These updated recommendations also facilitate individual social and well-being needs, return to work, and maintenance of critical infrastructure.
“This is a safe, science-based and more practical approach based on what we now know about the omicron variant,” Delta Chief Health Officer Dr. Henry Ting said. “This new variant has quickly replaced B.1.617.2 as the dominant variant in the U.S. We’re learning that while omicron is highly contagious, it also involves a shorter duration of illness and a shorter contagious period compared to previous strains.” Read more.