CDC Reverses Testing Guideline Changes

On September 18th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its decision to reverse an earlier recommendation and are now recommending that all persons who have come into contact with someone with a documented COVID-19 positive to be tested for the virus, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. NIHB wrote a letter to the agency on August 28th urging the agency to take this action. The earlier guidance had recommended this action only if the person was experiencing symptoms or in a vulnerable group.