CDC Updates COVID-19 Testing Guidance

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated former guidance for the following:

  • Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19):  The updated guidance clarified that asymptomatic persons need to be tested for COVID-19, including close contacts of those with COVID-19, because of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission. Previously, the CDC stated that people without COVID-19 symptoms do not necessarily need to be tested.
  • Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation:  The updated guidance addresses mold awareness, monitoring, and remediation during and after prolonged building shutdowns and updated Legionella guidance for people with weakened immune systems and the use of respiratory protection when flushing water systems.

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