Asymptomatic COVID-19 diagnosis now requires a 10 day isolation, down from 14 days

Jul 30, 2020


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  New coronavirus guidelines for the isolation of symptom-free patients have been introduced in Tennessee.

The Centers for Disease Control last week changed its recommendation for virus positive individuals who show no signs of illness. The CDC dropped its isolation requirement from two weeks to ten days for those patients.

The CDC says patients who do show significant symptoms may need to be isolated for as long as 20 days.

Individuals told to quarantine because they may have been exposed to the illness are still required to do so for the full 14 days.

School opening guidelines released by Gov. Bill Lee this week included the ten day isolation rule. Williamson County has reportedly also lowered its isolation guidelines from 14 to 10 days.