Updated Guidance on Home Isolation

June 2, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified June 3, 2020

The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) issued a new health advisory with updated guidance on discontinuing home isolation for people with the coronavirus. NYS DOH is adopting the CDC guidance and recommends that for persons with COVID-19 illness recovering at home maintain isolation for at least 10 days after illness onset and at least 3 days (72 hours) after recovery.

  • Illness onset is defined as the date symptoms began.
  • Recovery is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, with progressive improvement or resolution of other symptoms.

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