Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance 'bizarre' - 2020-08-26

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F0.png Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance 'bizarre' August 26, 2020, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press, Global News

U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people.

The new guidance was posted earlier this week on the website of a federal agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC previously had advised local health departments to test people who have been within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes. But on Monday a CDC testing overview page was changed to say that testing is no longer recommended for symptom-less people who were in close contact situations.

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{{cite news | first = Mike | last = Stobbe | title = Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance 'bizarre' | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/7299224/coronavirus-cdc-testing-guidelines/ | work = Associated Press | publisher = Global News | date = August 26, 2020 | accessdate = August 27, 2020 }}