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Required quarantine for those exposed to COVID-19 decreased from 14 to 10 days in NH – WMUR Manchester

Health officials in New Hampshire are adjusting some of their guidance for people who have been exposed to COVID-19, including guidance on quarantining procedures. >> Download the FREE WMUR appOfficials said the idea is to weigh the risks with the reward of trying to lift the burden on people. On Thursday, state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan announced that the guidance in New Hampshire for someone who has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 is decreasing from 14 to 10 days.This is in line with the CDC’s new guidance, but New Hampshire will not be adopting the seven day test out of quarantine option.“With each step down in quarantine time period there is some increased risk of a person with COVID-19 being missed and spreading it to others,” Chan said. “But, that risk is relatively minimal when you’re talking about going from a 14-day to a 10-day quarantine. The risk goes up even further if you’re looking at seven day quarantine, even if there is a test required to get out of quarantine after seven days.”There is still a seven day test out of quarantine option for travel only. The recommendation remains 14 days for places like jails, prisons and long-term care facilities.

Health officials in New Hampshire are adjusting some of their guidance for people who have been exposed to COVID-19, including guidance on quarantining procedures.

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Officials said the idea is to weigh the risks with the reward of trying to lift the burden on people.

On Thursday, state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan announced that the guidance in New Hampshire for someone who has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 is decreasing from 14 to 10 days.

This is in line with the CDC’s new guidance, but New Hampshire will not be adopting the seven day test out of quarantine option.

“With each step down in quarantine time period there is some increased risk of a person with COVID-19 being missed and spreading it to others,” Chan said. “But, that risk is relatively minimal when you’re talking about going from a 14-day to a 10-day quarantine. The risk goes up even further if you’re looking at seven day quarantine, even if there is a test required to get out of quarantine after seven days.”

There is still a seven day test out of quarantine option for travel only. The recommendation remains 14 days for places like jails, prisons and long-term care facilities.

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