Dr. Anthony Fauci is considering shortening the current quarantine time for asymptomatic healthcare workers.
When asked by Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday about the recommended quarantine time after someone is exposed to COVID-19, Fauci acknowledged it is still 10 days but that it might change to help ease the burden on the healthcare system.
“Health care providers who might get infected and be without symptoms, we want to be careful that we don’t keep them out of action for that long period of time,” he said while stressing that it is still under consideration.
Fauci also stated the need for healthcare providers to return with care.
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“You want to keep them out while they are symptomatic, but we want to be careful that we don’t have a shortage of healthcare providers as they get breakthrough infections,” Fauci said.
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