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COVID-19: New CDC Guidance On What Is Considered 'Close Contact'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines for who is considered a close contact of someone with the coronavirus. It now means anyone who has spent 15 or more minutes within 24 hours with someone infected.

Host Peter O’Dowd talks to Crystal Watson, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, about the change.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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