Statement from DPH Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani regarding updated CDC COVID-19 isolation guidance

The following content is from the CT DPH on March 1, 2024 and was not written by HVHD.

HARTFORD, Conn—The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has adopted and recommends the COVID-19 isolation guidance that was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday.

This updated guidance recommends that those who have COVID-19 should stay home until they’ve been fever-free without medication for at least 24 hours or their symptoms have been improving for 24 hours.

Since the start of the 2023—2024 respiratory virus season, DPH has taken a pan-respiratory virus approach to managing COVID-19, the flu and RSV. This strategy has been consistent with the CDC guidance for managing viral respiratory diseases including COVID-19, influenza, and RSV.  

Additionally, prior to the start of the current school year, DPH partnered with the Connecticut State Department of Education to distribute operationalized CDC respiratory virus guidance to school nurses and superintendents. 

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