Following new research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shortened their isolation and quarantine recommendations for people who test positive for COVID-19.  Those who are COVID-positive but are no longer showing symptoms of the virus can shorten their isolation period from 10 days down to five days, followed by another five days of strict mask-wearing around others. The change comes as scientists conclude most COVID-19 transmissions occur in the one to two days before, and the three days after symptoms appear.

Minnesota health officials continue to recommend that people get vaccinated, get a booster when eligible, wear masks in indoor public places, get tested when recommended, wash hands frequently, and stay home when sick.