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Should the CDC Change Its Close Contact Definition?

Verywell, April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022

Should the CDC Change Its Close Contact Definition?

Whether or not the definition changes should be based on what we understand about how COVID-19 is transmitted, particularly with new variants that are more infectious, David Souleles, MPH, director of the COVID-19 Response Team at the University of California, Irvine, told Verywell in an email. “If there were to be a change, I think it should be based on a thorough review of epidemiological data and studies accumulated over the course of the pandemic,” he said.