Have the CDC’s COVID quarantine guidelines changed? Here’s What You Need to Know – NBC Chicago

As scientific discoveries emerge and federal authorities continue to update information about the coronavirus, have quarantine guidelines changed? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not updated its quarantine and isolation guidelines since March, according to the website. Anyone who comes into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should be quarantined … Read more

Are COVID symptoms changing with new variants? Chicago’s Best Doctor Explains – NBC Chicago

Are COVID symptoms changing with newer omicron subvariants now spreading across the US? According to Chicago’s top physician, the answer remains unclear. Arwady noted that milder cases of the virus can make determining symptoms more challenging. “We’re seeing a lot of COVID that is generally quite mild,” she said, although she added that some early … Read more

How long should you be in quarantine and when are you contagious? – NBC Chicago

COVID-19 cases have increased in Illinois over the past month, and more recently, the number of counties with “high” risk level status has increased for another week. A total of 19 counties were considered to be at a “high” community level on Thursday, which was up from 15 the previous week, according to the CDC’s … Read more

How long after exposure do COVID symptoms begin? – NBC Chicago

As coronavirus cases increase in Illinois and across the country due in part to the now dominant BA.2 micron subvariant, the risk of being exposed to someone with COVID is also increasing. But when might symptoms first appear after potential exposure? Some experts say the omicron variant “sped up” the time for what many already … Read more

When is the best time to get tested after exposure to COVID? – NBC Chicago

Testing is an important part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s quarantine and isolation guidelines after exposure to someone with coronavirus. But when is the best time to get tested for COVID if you’ve been exposed? The changes brought about by the omicron variant resulted in new guidance from the CDC last year … Read more

What is the incubation period for COVID and how long can you be contagious? – NBC Chicago

Although the US experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant earlier this year, cases are slowly rising again, mainly due to the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant, prompting health officials to issue warnings. The Illinois Department of Health said last week that residents “should pay close attention to conditions in their local … Read more

Here are the Latest Recommendations – NBC Chicago

As the BA.2 subvariant of micron circulates across the US, residents are seeking out reminders of what to do in the event that they are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Within the past few weeks, BA.2 has driven upward trends in cases, including in the Midwest. In late March, the subvariant became … Read more