Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County health officials updated their county travel advisories on Monday in response to new federal recommendations released last week.
According to the latest recommendations released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can travel without testing or quarantine.
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Under the county’s new guidance, travelers who are not fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine for a full seven days if they receive negative testing within three to five days of arriving in the county. If not tested it must be quarantined for a full 10 days
“You do not need to be tested or quarantined yourself if you have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months,” said a CDC official. “You should follow all other travel recommendations.”
The advice says, “travelers who are fully vaccinated are less likely to spread it.. ”
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“For example, fully vaccinated grandparents can fly to visit healthy grandchildren without having to undergo a COVID-19 test or quarantine if they follow other recommended precautions,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, MD The CDC director said at a White House briefing on Friday.
CDC and LA County officials have recommended that travelers continue to wear masks when traveling on public transport, and that travelers are encouraged to practice social isolation and to wash their hands or use hand sanitizers frequently.
Unvaccinated people are still urged by the CDC to delay travel “because travel increases the likelihood of COVID-19 exposure and transmission.”
Meanwhile, the county reported one new death from COVID-19 and 366 additional cases on Monday, noting that the figure was likely to be inflated on Monday due to late reporting from the range. The weekend
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The figure puts the county’s total death toll at 1,222,447 and the death toll of 23,276.