Changes in CDC Criteria for Return to Work

As of July 20, 2020, the CDC modified the criteria in its guidance for Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings. The CDC now recommends that individuals with COVID19 remain in home isolation until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms;
  • At least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication; and
  • Other symptoms have improved.

Some employers, out of an abundance of caution, are also requiring all employees with COVID-19 to provide a doctor’s note certifying that they are fit to return to work.