Virus Outbreak Testing Guidelines


FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 file photo, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Director Dr. Robert Redfield pauses while speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a
"Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, Sept. 18,
2020, the CDC dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in
close contact with an infected person should get tested. The CDC essentially returned to its previous
testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people who didn’t feel sick didn’t
need to get tested.

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