CDC Shortens Recommended Isolation Time Amid Surge in Omicron Cases

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(FOX NEWS) – The CDC cut the recommended isolation time for people with COVID-19 from 10 days to five days on Monday amid a surge in omicron cases nationwide.

The updated guidance comes as industries, including major airlines during the holiday season, experience severe staffing shortages because of omicron cases.

Multiple airlines have delayed or canceled hundreds of flights nationwide at the height of the Christmas travel season.

Individuals who are infected may now isolate for just five days, followed by five days of wearing a mask when around other people.

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