The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is developing guidance that will no longer recommend a second negative test within 24 hours before COVID-19 patients emerge from isolation, according to news reports from a press call yesterday with Brett Giroir, M.D., assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. According to those reports, Giroir said most people “are no longer contagious” 10 days after first developing symptoms and three days without symptoms, so it’s no longer “medically necessary” to retest for the virus at that point. Final guidance from the CDC is expected soon.

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