Traveling recommendations relaxed by the CDC

Health officials say the CDC has relaxed those standards because the virus is already widespread

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – Traveling just became a bit less restrictive quarantining measures.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has dropped its recommendation that travelers returning from a trip outside their country or state have to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning.

Health officials say the CDC has relaxed those standards because the virus is already widespread.

Many states and towns already have their own set guidelines as well.

The CDC also wants to promote better-proven methods of safety like wearing masks and hand hygiene.

“When you’re at your travel destination its to practice regular hand hygiene. Itis to wear a mask indoors and also outdoors if you can’t socially distance between other people. Avoid people who are sick, and also avoid your own T-Zone during cold and flu season, so avoid touching your face,” says Megan Meller, an Infection Preventionist for Gundersen Health Systems.

For a full list of the current CDC recommendations visit cdc.gov.