Health Advisory: Discontinuation of Isolation for Patients with COVID-19 Who Are Hospitalized or in Nursing Homes, Adult Care Homes, or Other Congregate Settings with Vulnerable Residents

April 22, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

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Last modified April 23, 2020

Recent guidance allows for discontinuation of isolation for patients with COVID-19 when they meet the following conditions:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; AND
  • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); AND
  • At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

https://oasas.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/04/doh_covid19_discontinuingisolationhospitalcongregatesetting.pdf

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