The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued this interim guidance developed during the present global surge of cases due to the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant and is meant to be read in conjunction with the current WHO guidance on contact tracing and quarantine.
A consolidated contact tracing and quarantine guidance with updated evidence is currently under development, which, when ready, will replace both this CT Omicron interim guidance as well as the current contact tracing and quarantine guidance documents. This Omicron CT interim guidance should also be read in conjunction with the following WHO interim guidance documents:
- Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19
- Recommendations for national SARS-CoV-2 testing strategies and diagnostic capacities
- Public health surveillance for COVID-19