The CDC now recommends that anyone who has tested positive for Covid but remains asymptomatic or has their symptoms go away should isolate for five days. For the next five days, they should wear a mask around other people. Additionally, anyone who has come in close contact with an infected individual and is not vaccinated or received their vaccines more than five months ago should quarantine for five days and then wear a well-fitting mask for the next five days. The new guidelines come after the discovery that omicron infections are typically transmitted very quickly.
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