CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'

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In Nashville, Tenn., a sign reminds visitors to wear masks at Belmont University, which is preparing to host Thursday

Health officials once advised going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you were near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.

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