Many concerned ahead of new year as COVID-19 cases spread locally and nationally – WPVI-TV

” So we would have individuals in isolation for a really long time if we were relying on PCRs,” Walensky said.While some state they would like to see people take a negative COVID test after the five-day seclusion, local family medicine physician Dr. Delana Wardlaw stated that comes with its own challenges. Now with direct exposure, there is a suggestion that you should get a test on day five if you can, but we do know the challenges of getting tests too,” said Dr. Wardlaw.Wardlaw said a good way to remain secured is by using a quality mask. I would not suggest a cloth mask by itself,” stated Wardlaw.In addition to having the best mask, Dr. Wardlaw said its essential to be vaccinated and boosted.RELATED: The CDC does not require screening at end of isolation.
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