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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it won’t be necessary to isolate for five days if you test positive for COVID-19. Instead, the CDC advises those who test positive and who show symptoms just to stay home until their fever has disappeared for at least 24 hours without the use of medication. The CDC recommends wearing a mask for five days when out in public after your symptoms stop. CDC guidance states, “Keep in mind that you may still be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. You are likely to be less contagious at this time, depending on factors like how long you were sick or how sick you were.”