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.

On Monday, the daily average in the U.S. was recorded at 243,099 new cases, a 105% increase from 14 days prior. However, deaths decreased by 5% during that period to a daily average of 1,205, based on data from The New York Times.