CDC Drops 14-Day Self-Quarantine Recommendation for Travelers
As we enter the tenth month in the COVID-19 global pandemic, the CDC has dropped the 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for those out-of-state and international travelers.
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all out-of-state and international travelers were asked to self-quarantine for fourteen days. Many travelers found themselves stuck in what seemed like never-ending isolation scenarios.
Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's two-week recommendation was changed, the federal agency did caution travelers they can still contract the novel coronavirus while traveling.
The CDC states traveling increases your risk of contracting and spreading the virus, noting that staying at home is the best protection against COVID-19 for yourself and others.
If you must travel, the federal health agency recommends travelers check the recommendations on government websites for their destinations as well as any places they will be passing through during their trips.