NY Gov. Hochul shortens quarantine period for ‘critical workforce’: ‘We need you again’

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Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., announced Friday that she is shortening the requisite quarantine period for vaccinated “critical workforce” who test positive for COVID-19.

Under the new state guidelines, fully vaccinated workers in frontline industries such as health care can go back to work after five days instead of the previously required 10 days, according to The Associated Press.

Such workers must be either asymptomatic or showing resolving symptoms, said Hochul, who spoke during a briefing at the New York state Capitol in Albany. They must also be free of a fever for 72 hours, not be taking medication, and wear a mask on the job.

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul addresses the media during the 2021 New York City Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2021 in New York City. 
(John Lamparski/Getty Images)

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