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CDC eases COVID-19 guidelines

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday loosened its COVID-19 guidelines.

The changes largely shift responsibility for risk reduction from institutions to individuals, according to The New York Times. Recommendations no longer call on people exposed to the virus to quarantine at home regardless of their vaccination status. However, they should still wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on the fifth day.

“We know that COVID-19 is here to stay,” said Greta Massetti, a CDC epidemiologist. “High levels of population immunity due to vaccination and previous infection, and the many tools that we have available to protect people from severe illness and death, have put us in a different place.”

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