FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — After SARS-CoV-2 exposure, a 14-day quarantine is standard among university athletes. But shorter quarantines for these athletes, along with mid-quarantine testing, may improve their compliance without increasing the risk that they’ll infect others, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from 620 U.S. college athletes who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 while in quarantine after exposure to the virus.
Nearly half (49%) tested positive by the second day of quarantine, and 73% did by day 5.
The rate of positive tests declined over the quarantine period.
Among athletes who were still negative at day