Governor: Little change in quarantine period of isolation

The Guard escorted about 100 local residents still in GovGuam quarantine hotels back to their homes for the remainder of their quarantine. (PNC file photo)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said her administration is talking with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control about the new quarantine isolation period announced by the CDC recently.

The governor, in an interview with NewsTalk K57’s Patti Arroyo, said there has been little change in terms of the period of isolation.

“Instead of being retested I think 10 days, they’re now requested at seven days,” Leon Guerrero said.

She added that the CDC guidelines are minimal and states and territories are allowed to do what they think is most appropriate considering local conditions.

The CDC on Friday dropped its recommendation for travelers to quarantine for 14 days upon returning from trips overseas or out of state during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Fox News, the CDC updated its guidelines on its website but though the two-week recommendation was changed, the federal agency did caution travelers that they can still contract the novel coronavirus while traveling.

The CDC also recommends travelers continue to wear masks indoors, wash hands, maintain social distancing guidelines, and monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.