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The Washington Post is reporting that new CDC guidance will recommend that Americans testing positive for COVID-19 no longer need to isolate for 5 days.

According to The Washington Post, Americans who test positive for the coronavirus no longer need to routinely stay home from work and school for five days under new guidance planned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency is loosening its COVID isolation recommendations for the first time since 2021 to align it with guidance on how to avoid transmitting flu and RSV, according to four agency officials and an expert familiar with the discussions.

CDC officials acknowledged in internal discussions and in a briefing last week with state health officials how much the COVID-19 landscape has changed since the virus emerged four years ago, killing nearly 1.2 million people in the United States and shuttering businesses and schools. The new reality—with most people having developed a level of immunity to the virus because of prior infection or vaccination—warrants a shift to a more practical approach, experts and health officials say.

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