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CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to shorten the recommended length of quarantine after exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19, as the virus rages across the nation. According to a senior administration official, the new guidelines, which are set to be released as soon as Tuesday evening, will allow people who have come in contact to someone infected with the virus to resume normal activity after 10 days, or 7 days if they receive a negative test result. That’s down from the 14-day period recommended since the onset of the pandemic.

131 new COVID-19 cases reported by BFHD

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Benton-Franklin Health District is reporting 131 new cases of COVID-19 in the area. This brings the grand total to 14,870 confirmed cases between the two counties that include the Tri-Cities. With 74 new COVID-19 cases in…

Biden introduces key members of economic team

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced key members of his economic team at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, including Janet Yellen, who would be the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary. "A first-rate team that's going to get us…

How pharmacies are preparing to give Americans Covid-19 vaccines

In the fight against Covid-19, the US government is enlisting pharmacies to administer vaccines to hundreds of millions of Americans — an endeavor with unprecedented scale that presents a host of challenges for companies big and small across the United…