U.S. CDC plans to drop five-day COVID isolation guidelines – Washington Post

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U.S. CDC plans to drop five-day COVID isolation guidelines – Washington Post

Feb 13 (Reuters) – 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 government has yet to sign off on the guidelines the agency is expected to release in April for public feedback, the report added.
 
“There are no updates to COVID guidelines to announce at this time. We will continue to make decisions based on the best evidence and science to keep communities healthy and safe,” CDC said in an email response.
 
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