What Counts as a ‘Close Contact’
A CDC change will hopefully curb confusion and limit loopholes
This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its definition of “close contact” with a person infected with Covid-19. It is now 15 minutes or more of cumulative exposure to infectious individuals, within six feet, in a 24-hour period regardless of masking and whether the contact was inside or outdoors.
A close contact was previously defined as 15 continuous minutes with someone who is infected. Places and people…