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B.C. to stay the course as U.S. CDC relaxes COVID guidelines: Health minister
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B.C. to stay the course as U.S. CDC relaxes COVID guidelines: Health minister

British Columbia’s health minister says the province will stay the course on its own COVID-19 policy, as the United States’ top public health agency relaxes its guidelines around the virus. On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its recommendation that people stay six feet away from others and that they quarantine themselves if they come in close contact with an infected person. Read more: U.S. CDC scraps quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID-19 The new U.S. guidelines no longer recommend testing for people without symptoms, and suggest contact tracing be limited to health-care settings.“Our path is our path. The United States has had its own path from the beginning,” B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix told Global Ne...