The CDC on October 21 issued new guidance around the definition of “close contact.” The definition of “close contact” is now: someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset — or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection — until the time the patient is isolated.

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IMPORTANT: Make sure to revise your COVID-19 policies with this new definition and update any health questionnaires you are using.