According to TAG, the trend toward decreasing COVID-19 cases is continuing, but there also continue to be holdouts. It seems that some states are “stuck” at various levels – some high, some not-so-high – but just not decreasing.
What it shows, overall, is that we are still in the midst of COVID. We’re on a fairly good trajectory, but there is still a lot of COVID around. If we continue to follow the path of the UK – which has been the general trend thus far, there is a chance that the U.S. will get stuck at levels of moderate rates of transmission for at least a while yet.
For these reasons, TAG continues to recommend businesses keep doing what you’ve been doing and not relax your guard. We have had some questions about whether a vaccinated employee who comes in close contact with an infected person but shows no symptoms themselves should go to work or stay out. Our response is to continue to follow CDC guidance that the person come to work, staying masked, as long as they have no symptoms, then get tested at 5 to 7 days following exposure. If the test comes back positive or they show symptoms at any time, they should then quarantine.
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