Medical experts recommend to still take precautions following CDC's revised COVID isolation guidelines

The CDC says the reason for the change is because there are far fewer hospitalizations and deaths happening from COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Mar 2, 2024, 1:57 AM

Updated 52 days ago

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Medical experts advise for people not to let their guards down as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues new COVID-19 isolation guidelines.
The CDC dropped its five-day isolation guidance for those with the coronavirus.
The CDC says the reason for the change is because there are far fewer hospitalizations and deaths happening from COVID-19. Additionally, it says there are more tools to combat coronavirus.
The CDC now recommends those who are sick to stay home until symptoms improve and they don't have fever for at least 24 hours.
The next suggestion is that people should still take some precautions, such as masking and social distancing, for a few days so as not to get others sick.
The CDC says its advice brings COVID-19 in line with how people should deal with other respiratory illnesses, such as the flu and RSV.
Infection disease specialist Dr. Donald Chen, of the Westchester Medical Center, recommends that people to still take precautions when it comes to respiratory viruses.
"Recognize that respiratory viral season isn't over yet. So I just want people to not think that because the CDC has changed their guidance, it's now time to stop doing anything to help prevent transmission of disease. Flu levels are still high out there. There still is COVID. There's still RSV," he said.


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