Sunday, February 18, 2024

CDC to Remove Five-Day COVID Isolation Guidelines: Report; CDC Reportedly Plans to Drop 5-Day COVID-19 Isolation Guidelines, Allowing People to Work and Go to School, and other C-Virus related stories

CDC to remove five-day COVID isolation guidelines: report
The U.S. CDC plans to drop its five-day COVID-19 isolation recommendations under new guidance planned by the agency, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
The health agency plans to recommend people who test positive for COVID-19 to take a call on when to end isolation based on their symptoms.
People with mild and improving symptoms would no longer need to stay home if they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours, the report said citing CDC officials familiar with the matter, adding the new recommendations would not apply to hospitals and other health-care settings with more vulnerable populations.
The CDC did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
The government has yet to sign off on the guidelines the agency is expected to release in April for public feedback, the report added. --->READ MORE HERE
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CDC reportedly plans to drop 5-day COVID-19 isolation guidelines, allowing people to work and go to school:
Soon, you may not be told to stay home from work and school for five days simply because you have COVID-19.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to soon issue new guidance, dropping the five-day COVID-19 isolation guidelines, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Under the new guidance, people with mild COVID-19 could stop isolating if they haven’t had a fever for at least 24 hours without medication, and their symptoms are improving.
It would be the first loosening of the isolation recommendations since 2021. The new guidance would align with how people are told to avoid transmitting flu and other respiratory viruses, the newspaper reported.
The move is under consideration because most Americans have some immunity to the virus because of prior infection or vaccination. The CDC is shifting to a more practical approach, experts and health officials say.
The change in recommendations may not come until spring, or even later. The CDC is expected to release the updated guidance in April for public feedback, and the White House would need to approve the new guidance.
The new isolation recommendations would not apply to hospitals and other health-care setting. --->READ MORE HERE
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