The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected to issue shortly new guidelines for quarantine periods, according to Director Robert Redfield.

Under the expected new guidelines, the quarantine period for those who have come in close contact with an infected individual may end after 7 days for those who test negative. For those in close contact but not tested, the quarantine period will be reduced to 10 days.

Dr. Henry Walke, incident manager for CDC COVID-19 response, indicated that people should monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Formal regulations reflecting these quarantine changes have yet to be issued by the CDC.