The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday that they have  officially dropped its isolation guidelines for people with COVID-19.  The new guidelines if you test positive for COVID you will only be required to stay isolated until you are fever free for 24 hours much like recommendations for respiratory viruses like RSV and Influenza.

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There are 3 reasons why the CDC has made the change.  First the new strain of COVID, JN.1 is not producing serious health issues like past strains have.

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Second, their is more population immunity than in the past. This comes from a number of reasons such as natural immunity from exposure to the virus, past infections and from vaccinations.

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Third, CDC has determined people were not isolating as instructed anyway. The last time the CDC changed the isolation guidelines was in 2021 when they dropped it from 10 days to 5 days.

When the rumor came out in February that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was considering dropping the isolation time some Health Professional were concerned that people would not take COVID seriously.  COVID, like many virus's, can be dangerous for people with underlining health issues like diabetes or heart disease and for the elderly.

Covid can still infect anyone and if you are suffering from flu like symptoms and feel you could have Covid like any virus stay home and get treatment. When your fever has broken wait 24 hours and you are able to get back out and about but again wait 24 hours after your fever has broken.

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