Those who are sickened by COVID-19 will probably have immunity from re-infection for three months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined.
In CDC guidance published earlier this month about quarantining, the determination was the first acknowledgement of a defined immunity period for people who’ve recovered from the coronavirus, The Hill reported.
The CDC previously recommended a person recovered from COVID-19 doesn’t need to be re-tested for three months as long as they are without symptoms, but underscored the correlation to immunity wasn’t clear, The Hill reported.
According to CDC guidance, anyone who’s been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 needs to quarantine for 14 days, except those who’ve had the virus within the past three months.
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