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Council on Aging Department

Posted on: December 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Updated COVID-19 Guidance from MA Department of Public Health (MDPH)

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The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) is adopting updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding isolation and quarantine periods for the general population, effective immediately. 

For the general public, this updated guidance shortens the recommended time for isolation and quarantine from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. 

Background:

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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