Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19


The CDC issued updated guidance on March 23, 2020, related to discontinuation of transmission-based precautions for COVID-19 patients.

The decision to discontinue transmission-based precautions should be made using a test-based strategy or a non-test-based strategy (i.e., time-since-illness-onset and time-since-recovery strategy). Meeting criteria for discontinuation of transmission-based Precautions is not a prerequisite for discharge.

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