Does quarantining differ for fully-vaccinated people?
Now that some of your employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19, are there different quarantine rules for them?
On Feb. 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its When to Quarantine Page.
The new guidance says that people who’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and who’ve been in close contact with someone who’s had it aren’t required to quarantine if they’ve received both vaccine doses within the last three months and show no symptoms.
That’s good news for employers, since it should lessen staffing and economic issues experienced from quarantine rules.
Doesn’t jive …
This new CDC guidance doesn’t jive with the CDC’s health department guidance, which was updated Dec. 3, 2020, and doesn’t mention one word about vaccinated individuals. It still requires 14 days of quarantine.
This could be an oversight, but what should you do in the meantime?
Stick with what your state and local public health authorities require of employers.
We’ll keep you posted if it changes.