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Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Covid 19 Updated by CDC 4/30/20


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CDC 4/30/20

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)


Summary of Recent Changes as of April 30, 2020

Changed the name of the ‘non-test-based strategy’ to the ‘symptom-based strategy’ for those with symptoms and the ‘time-based strategy’ for those without symptoms and updated these to extend the duration of exclusion from work to at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared. This update was made based on evidence suggesting a longer duration of cultural viral shedding and will be revised as additional evidence becomes available.

Based on this extension of the symptom-based and time-based strategies, language about the test-based strategy being preferred was removed.

Full recommendations and Return to Work Practices and Work Restrictions available here:https://www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html