This morning, ConnectLocal posted an article about recent updates to CDC guidelines, which, as of Monday, no longer recommended viral testing for asymptomatic individuals. This afternoon, CDC officials issued a "clarification' that reversed that guideline update.
Prior to Monday, Aug 24: The CDC website said testing was recommended “for all close contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection,” the virus that causes COVID-19.
As of Monday, Aug. 24: The CDC website was updated to say that someone who was in close contact (within 6 feet) of a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes but didn't have symptoms does not “necessarily need a test."
This afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 27, CDC Director Robert Redfield released a clarification and new guidance that states that those who come in contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 patient can be tested, even if they don’t show symptoms.