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Updated Respiratory Virus Guidance 

The CDC has updated recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19, to align with respiratory viruses like Flu and like Flu and RSV.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory virus like COVID-19:

  • Stay home and away from others.
  • You can go back to normal activities when:
    • Your symptoms are improving overall, AND
    • You are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. (Not all individuals will have fevers.)

Once your symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free without medicine for 24 hours:

  • Take ADDED PRECAUTIONS for the next 5 days.
    • Hygiene: Wash hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean frequently touched surfaces.
    • Cleaner air: open windows, use air filters, be outside when possible
    • Masking & physical distancing
  • Keep in mind that you still may be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. 

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