CDC removes 14-day quarantine recommendation

Coronavirus

ATLANTA (NewsNation) —  The Center for Disease Control no longer recommends that U.S. travelers returning from a trip outside their state or country to quarantine for 14 days.

But the change does not mean it’s back to business as usual for America.

The United States continues to see outbreak clusters around the country, crowded testing sites and many empty schools – with classes moved online.

The CDC’s website reminded people “follow state, local and territorial travel restrictions” and to “prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel.”

Those potential “changes” dependent upon the numbers: of new tests, new cases and new deaths.

“I’m saddened that we’ve lost as many lives as we’ve lost on the other hand I feel that the response we’ve done collectively as a nation has really saved a lot of lives,” said Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC.

The CDC still advises staying home as the best way to protect yourself and others, in addition to wearing a mask, washing your hands and social distancing.

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