CDC Issues New Guidance Expanding Definition Of ‘Close Contact,’ Underscoring Importance Of Mask-Wearing
Washington Post: CDC expands definition of who is a ‘close contact’ of an individual with covid-19
“Federal health officials issued new guidance on Wednesday that greatly expands the pool of people considered at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus by changing the definition of who is a ‘close contact’ of an infected individual. The change by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is likely to have its biggest impact in schools, workplaces, and other group settings where people are in contact with others for long periods of time. It also underscores the importance of mask-wearing to prevent spread of the virus, even as President Trump and his top coronavirus adviser continue to raise doubts about such guidance…” (Sun, 10/21).