The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday it would be decreasing the number of days a vaccinated person should quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, CNN reports. People are now being advised to quarantine for only five days if they don't have any symptoms. The CDC previously recommended at least a 10-day quarantine.

Those who are vaccinated and have taken their booster shots may not have to quarantine, the CDC added.

"Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to five days, if asymptomatic, followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others," the CDC said in a statement.

Social media, however, grappled with the CDC's decision, citing that the organization cared more about capitalism than preserving human lives.