On Sept. 14, the New York State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 quarantine and isolation webpage to remove earlier written COVID-19 guidance and tables dated May 31. The webpage now states that New York is following the Aug. 24 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding COVID-19 quarantine and isolation.
The state directs the public to that updated guidance and the CDC’s isolation and exposure calculator.
The latest CDC guidance removed the requirement of precautionary quarantines for any person exposed to COVID-19 who remained asymptomatic, irrespective of vaccination status. New York’s guidance previously imposed critical differences based on vaccination status.