Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19

Published: 08/21/2020

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. This recent CDC update incorporates recent evidence to inform the duration of isolation and precautions recommended to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to others, while limiting unnecessary prolonged isolation and unnecessary use of laboratory testing resources.

Based on available data, the CDC is of

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