Covid-19 patients no longer mandated to isolate for five days- CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that individuals testing positive for Covid-19 are no longer mandated to isolate for five days.

The new guidance aligns with public health advice for other respiratory illnesses, urging individuals to stay home when sick and return to regular activities once symptoms have subsided, and there has been a 24-hour period without fever.

CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen explained during a media briefing that the change reflects sustained declines in severe Covid outcomes since the pandemic’s onset and recognizes that many individuals do not promptly test themselves for Covid.