By Flavia K. Tucker, The Ultimate Patriot
According to updated CDC guidelines, those who have recovered from COVID-19 will likely be immune to the virus for three months. While there was no formal announcement of the three-month immunity window, the information was released earlier this month in the context of updated quarantine guidelines.
“People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.”
This is the first time that the CDC has formally acknowledged or defined a window of immunity for COVID-19. While antibodies have been a part of the discussion for some time now, the CDC made clear that the existence of antibodies did not equate to immunity.
The CDC has since clarified that while those within the three-month window are not likely to contract the virus or spread it to others, it is still important for them to act in accordance with current public health and safety guidelines until more is known about the conditions of immunity.
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