• Alex Lipovtsev

DOHMH Health Advisory #14: Updated NYC Health Department COVID-19 Recommendations

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May 14, 2020

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has issued a health advisory on discontinuation of isolation and monitoring for people who are asymptomatic; isolation and transmission-based precautions for people with COVID-19 including non-hospitalized patients, residents and patients in special settings, and people who are immunocompromised:

  • Extended duration of self-monitoring and isolation for asymptomatic people and health care workers who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 with a molecular-based diagnostic test (e.g., rRT- PCR) is 10 days

  • Updated minimum duration of isolation for non-hospitalized people with possible or confirmed COVID-19 extended from 7 to 10 days

  • Discontinuing isolation and transmission-based precautions for people with possible or confirmed COVID-19 in special settings or who are immunocompromised

  • Managing non-hospitalized persons who have a subsequent positive molecular COVID-19 test following an appropriate period of isolation

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