How and when can I safely end self quarantine?
Hi. I’m trying to get current information on when it is safe to move my son out of covid 19 quarantine and bring him home to St. Paul. He is currently in San Jose on a college internship. He was advised to self quarantine 4 weeks ago as he had sore throat, dry cough, and mild chest pain. He did not have and has not had a fever. He did not qualify to get a test for the virus. We were advised to wait until ALL symptoms cleared completely before transporting him. I intend to do so by car, rather than a flight home. It is incredibly hard to get an answer on what is safe – for him and others. Chest pain and dry cough have resolved, sore throat has improved but has not resolved. CDC now says only fever has to resolve (for 3 days sans meds) and upper respiratory symptoms improve (not resolve) provided first symptoms started more than 7 days previously before it is safe to come out of isolation. Unfortunately, not certain if this change in recommendation is science-based or politically influenced by the white house. Want to find legitimate, science-based medical recommendations as well as any recommendations for safe transport – do I need to mask up my son or myself as I transport him?