The Trump administration is considering shortening the recommended quarantine time for Covid-19
Giroir said at a news conference Tuesday held by the US Department of Health and Human Services that there is starting to be a “preponderance of evidence” that a shorter quarantine, complemented by a test, may be enough to slow the spread of Covid-19, and that a 14-day quarantine may no longer be necessary. He did not say specifically what shorter time period is being considered.
“We are actively working on that type of guidance right now, reviewing the evidence, but we want to make absolutely sure,” Giroir said. “Again, these kinds of recommendations aren’t willy-nilly. They’re worked on with a variety of experts.”
Giroir stressed to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” later Tuesday that the agency has not yet made a decision on the matter but that it “will be driven by data.”…