Start your day here: Chicago teachers refuse to work in person; CDC holds firm on isolation guidance; Macron gets harsh on the unvaccinated

Published January 5, 2022 at 8:05 AM EST
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People wait in line in their cars to be tested for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing site at Zoo Miami on Monday.

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We're following these top stories today:

COVID-19 isolation: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated its new guidelines for leaving isolation five days after a COVID-19 diagnosis without requiring a negative test result, despite criticism from some public health experts.

Chicago teachers: More than 300,000 students have the day off after the teachers union voted to switch to remote learning inresponse to the current COVID surge.

Macron gets testy: The French president told a newspaperhe wanted to "piss off" the country’s unvaccinated by limiting their access to almost everything.

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