CDC Updates COVID-19 Isolation Guidance

On Friday March 1st, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated recommendations for respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, which now aligns the response for COVID-19 to other respiratory viruses such as RSV & influenza.

The CDC now recommends that an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 may return to work or school at least 24 hours after symptoms are improving overall, and if a fever was present, or the individual has not been using any fever-reducing medication.

Previous guidance had recommended that the individual isolate for 5 days, then return if symptoms had improved but also wearing a face mask, and if your symptoms return, to start the 5 day isolation again.

Please contact us at myHRcounsel for help in updating any workplace policies, or if you have any questions regarding employees who test positive for the COVID-19 virus.

To learn more, visit the official CDC release.