How Long would You Isolate after a Positive Covid Test ~ What’s Bedford Thinking?

February 14, 2022

We seem to be moving into a new phase of the pandemic.  Restrictions around the country are easing, and even in Massachusetts some of the statewide mandates are being relaxed.  All this is occurring when the numbers of infections are still pretty high as compared with other times during the pandemic.  Case counts are about where they were in April of 2021.

So, what would you do if you did get it?  How long would you isolate?  The CDC changed their guidance at the end of December, shortening the time to isolate from 10 to 5 days.

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population
CDC Press Release – December 27, 2021

Still, a recent survey in YouGov indicates Americans are generally in disagreement about how long symptomatic individuals who test positive for the virus should be quarantined. 

So what is Bedford Thinking?

If you developed Covid-19 symptoms today and tested positive for the virus, how many days would you plan on isolating?

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