On April 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its quarantine and work restriction recommendations following travel, no longer recommending quarantine or work restrictions after travel for those who are asymptomatic.
The recommendations apply to both domestic and international travel for fully vaccinated individuals. As it relates to hospitals, CHA interprets this new guidance to mean that fully vaccinated hospital health care personnel (HCP) do not need to quarantine or have work restrictions following travel.
On its April 6 weekly COVID-19 health facilities call, CDPH highlighted the new guidance (see pages 4-5 of the call summary). CDPH previously stated in AFL 21-08.2 that work restrictions should be considered for “for fully vaccinated HCP… when quarantine and work restrictions would apply to any traveler.” CHA is engaging with CDPH on whether it concurs with the new CDC guidance.