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Respiratory Virus Guidance: CDC Update

On March 1, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) updated its recommendations regarding respiratory viruses (such as the flu, COVID-19, and Respiratory syncytial virus, or “RSV”) in community settings.  Please note that this updated guidance is not intended to apply in health care settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes – already existing health care guidance remains unchanged for now.  For example, here is a link to previous COVID-19 guidance that still applies in health care settings (as noted):

With respect to the new CDC guidance, it can be located in multiple places, primarily the following links:


As specifically articulated in the FAQ document above, the primary guidance change is summarized as follows:

“Updated Guidance: The updated Respiratory Virus Guidance recommends that people stay home and away from others until at least 24 hours after both their symptoms are getting better overall, and they have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication). Note that depending on the length of symptoms, this period could be shorter, the same, or longer than the previous guidance for COVID-19.”

On March 4, 2023, the New York State Health Commissioner issued a statement in support of the CDC’s new recommendations.  This statement can be found at the following link:

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