State officials are examining new federal recommendations from the C-D-C that would shorten the COVID quarantine period from 14 days down to 10, or even seven days.   Governor Tim Walz says the state has been looking at that possibility for some time:

“It’s a tradeoff like so many of these things.   If you reduced it to seven, you would get far more people that would comply and the risk would actually go down, even though some of those people would still leave (quarantine) contagious after the seven days.”

State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says they’ll have a decision “in the next couple of days.”