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CDC Updates Respiratory Virus Guidelines

19 Mar

Update Applicable to:Effective date
All employersMarch 1, 2024

What happened?

On March 1, 2024, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated the guidelines for Respiratory Virus.

What are the details?

The main changes in the CDC guidance are:

  • Applies to individuals who contract respiratory illnesses including COVID-19, flu, and RSV, and no longer focuses on COVID-19 alone.
  • Eliminates the 5-day isolation requirement, and instead recommends a 1-day isolation.

This updated guidance is intended for community settings. There are no changes to respiratory virus guidance for healthcare settings.

Business Considerations

  • Conduct a review of your existing COVID-19 policies and procedures and make any appropriate changes to align with the updates.


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