Science: New York’s Essential Workers Need Only Quarantine For Half The Normal Time

We all know that the Chinese coronavirus doesn’t attack people who are eating with masks off, right? Who knew that essential workers only have Bat Soup Virus for half the time as non-essential works? Why don’t we just declare all workers essential? That would fix this, right?

New York cuts essential worker quarantine times in half

New York’s essential workers now can return to work just five days after receiving a positive COVID-19 test, so long as they’re vaccinated and asymptomatic.

Why it matters: The revised rules cuts quarantine time in half from 10 days and come as New York has struggled to maintain staffing levels within a variety of industries, including health care, food services, and transportation.

Between the lines: Governor Kathy Hochul said in a Friday briefing that the move was based on early indications that infections from Omicron are less severe than from the original COVID-19 strain or the Delta variant.

So, if you’re a health care worker, work at the airport, grocery store, or a bar, or pick up the garbage (among all the stuff in the “revised rules”), you only need to quarantine 5 days, not 10. But, if, say, you are a doorman or sell guitars, 10 days. But, it’s hard to know, because the list is so darned expansive

State officials said that the new rules came after the CDC released new guidance reducing the quarantine time for health care workers from 10 to seven days.

See? Even the CDC thinks COVID only effects some people differently than others. We can all declare ourselves healthcare workers! Science!

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6 Responses to “Science: New York’s Essential Workers Need Only Quarantine For Half The Normal Time”

  1. Hairy says:

    5 days but only if you are vaccinated and asymptomatic
    CDC says
    7 days WITH a negative test
    Teach always likes to leave things out to try and make his point sharper but then he is shown to be selective quoting requirements
    Tsk Tsk. Foiled again

    • L.G.Brandon says:

      Hairy: You may think Teach has “selective quoting requirements” but the selective discrimination requirements preached and practiced by the “essential/non-essential” bigoted separatists of the Democrat/Communist party are far more dangerous. Aside from the delirious panic and hysteria you leftists constantly foster about what is basically now a bad cold we serious people are no longer listening.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      Please understand that once strong and responsible conservatives have now assumed the mantle of perpetual victimhood.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    We do not understand why hypocritical “American” conservatives (who are themselves vaccinated but discourage others from getting vaccinated), want to extend the tRump Plague.

    Don’t you have confidence in the tRump Vaccine? The tRump Plague (tRumPlague?) is still killing 1,000 to 3,000 Americans each day.

    We’re now experienced a grass-roots “shutdown” as many businesses (airlines, hospitals, sports venues, restaurants, hotels, resorts…) reduce access because of lack of employees. The more transmissible omicron variant is now the majority of new cases in the US.

    The foolish unvaccinated are several fold more likely to die from Covid than the wiser vaccinated.

    • L.G.Brandon says:

      Dowd: The only thing missing from that diatribe is the phrase “resistance is futile.”

      The lack of employees is for many reasons perhaps the common cold is also one. We do know that people still being paid to stay home helps. A variant like omicron have a near zero mortality rate (even lower than the near zero of the original) hardy can be accountable for a shortage of workers across this country, in every state and every city.

      The “foolish unvaccinated” are avoiding the pitfalls of what you continue to call a vaccination but we all know (even you) it is not. Those foolish people stand a minute degree more of getting the variant and another minute degree more of actually dying from it as we can see by the huge fatality rates (are we up top 10 yet?) .

      BTW, the Covid vax does basically nothing against the variant from what I’ve been reading also from the volume of infections we’ve seen unless you want to dispute that observation and add it to your “list of denials” that don’t fit your narrative.

      As the the biden plague continues to destroy American businesses (the object after all) the left seems more and more determined to kill off as many small businesses as they can, cripple as many medium businesses as possible and collect as much $$$$ as they can from their big business Democrat supporting oligarchs. IOW, business as usual for the Party of Hate America First.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    Good to see the top two bedwetters here at the Cove
    spewing their usual nonsense today.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

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