Providence VA sticks with longer quarantine; not adopting new CDC guidance

THE PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER is sticking with its current quarantine policies, calling the new guidance for a five-day quarantine
THE PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER is sticking with its current quarantine policies, calling the new guidance for a five-day quarantine "risky" and "somewhat controversial." / COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER
PROVIDENCE – While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered updated guidance this week, dropping its recommended time for asymptomatic people to isolate after getting COVID-19 from 10 days to five days, the Providence VA Medical Center said it’s sticking with a lengthier quarantine policy for its employees. “We take care of people…

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