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CDC considers new alternative to quarantining for schools

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CDC considers new alternative to quarantining for schools

CDC considers new alternative to quarantining for schools

The CDC is currently evaluating a “test-to-stay” method in schools, where a student who may have been exposed to Covid-19 can continue to attend school in person instead of quarantining at home, as long as they test negative.

CNN’s Jacqueline Howard has more.


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