• Coronavirus August 16, 2022 10:18 am

    New Massachusetts COVID Quarantine Guidelines: What to Do If You Test Positive

    New guidelines surrounding COVID protocols have been put into place, with the changes being driven by a recognition that an estimated 95% of Americans 16 and older have acquired some level of immunity, according to federal health officials. The revised recommendations, announced last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ease social distancing requirements and no longer encourage…

  • COVID-19 pandemic August 11, 2022 8:39 pm

    CDC Relaxes COVID-19 Guidelines

    On Thursday, the CDC released adjusted guidelines for the public, dropping some social distancing and quarantine recommendations but still encouraging masking and testing if exposed to COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus July 18, 2022 10:12 am

    Incubation Period For COVID: How Long Should You Quarantine With Virus?

    As COVID-19 cases continue to spread across Greater Boston, there may be lingering questions over the quarantine period and how long patients are contagious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, five Massachusetts counties are now rated at “medium” community level for COVID, including Suffolk, which includes Boston. A handful of other counties across New England are also considered...

  • COVID-19 June 27, 2022 9:09 am

    How Long Should You Quarantine or Isolate for COVID? Here's the Latest Guidance

    The hot weather is leading some people to gather indoors, where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is higher compared to outside. As a result, some may be wondering how long they need to quarantine or isolate if exposed to or test positive for COVID. Here’s a look at updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including...

  • Coronavirus June 6, 2022 1:31 pm

    COVID Isolation Guidance: What to Do Once You Test Positive

    COVID-19 cases have risen across Massachusetts within the past month, although over the past week the number of counties at a “high” risk level status actually decreased. Only four of the state’s 14 counties are now considered high risk for COVID-19, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, COVID cases continue to persist…

  • Coronavirus May 16, 2022 9:18 am

    How Long Do I Need to Quarantine If I Test Positive for COVID-19?

    With COVID-19 cases rising in Massachusetts and most of the state now considered high risk for community transmission, it may be time to revisit quarantine guidance. The latest virus quarantine guidance, as posted on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website, is primarily based on two factors – how long since your positive test result, and whether or not the…

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