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The CDC says a test to get out of COVID isolation is not needed, resisting pushback

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Despite pressure from health experts who advocated for adding a testing requirement, the agency is standing by its original guidance that a negative test is not needed for people who are fever-free and whose symptoms have improved.
A woman stares with a mask on.

New CDC isolation guidelines raise concerns among health experts

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Cutting the isolation for positive cases to five days could lead to more infections if people don't take masking seriously. A testing requirement, would have made the policy safer, experts say.
Children in a classroom with face masks put their hands in the air.

How to keep your child safe from the delta variant

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Some public health experts are also parents of little kids, and have to strategize to keep those too young to be vaccinated safe from getting or spreading the delta variant. Here are their tips.