The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering the possibility of loosening the five-day COVID-19 isolation guidance that many school systems have been using to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to K-12 Dive, the isolation guidance is under review by the CDC with the possibility of revising them to align those recommendations with those used for the flu and RSV.

That would mean that people who have tested positive could return to school and work once they are without fever for at least 24 hours without taking medication and their symptoms are mild and improving. It is believed that such new guidance would help schools to address pervasive student absenteeism exacerbated by the pandemic and which has affected academic performance.

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