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CDC changed what counts as ‘close contact’ after a surprising new Covid-19 case — here’s what that means for you – CNBC

Previously, the Centers for Disease Control said that “close contact” meant being within six feet of an infected person for 15 consecutive minutes. Here’s what…

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The Centers for Disease Control updated its definition of what it means to be in “close contact” with someone infected with Covid-19 on Wednesday, after publishing a report on Covid-19 cases that took place at a Vermont correctional facility.
Previously, the agency said that “close contact” meant being within six feet of an infected person for 15 consecutive minutes. Now, it’s considered “close contact” if you spend a total of 15 minutes within six feet of an infected person over the course of a…

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