Quarantine guidelines for the vaccinated vs. the unvaccinated

Quarantine times are longer for unvaccinated employees because those who are unvaccinated shed active virus longer than those who are vaccinated.

For vaccinated people, the average duration of viral shedding — or time they are infectious — is around five days (up to 6 1/2 days), so they can come back to work after being out for seven days.  Because that duration is longer with unvaccinated people, they are restricted from work for the full 10-day isolation period in health-care settings due to the risks to other staff and to patients.

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