CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A ‘Close Contact’

A sign reminded visitors to wear masks at Belmont University, which was preparing to host the second presidential debate in Nashville. Federal health officials say a new study highlights the need for masks.

Health officials used to advise going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you are near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes during one day.

(Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

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