Kissimmee, Fla —The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County (FDOH-Osceola) wants
to ensure that the community has access to the latest recommendations regarding ending home
isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. In late July, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance to recommend ending home isolation based on
symptoms versus testing. This update from the CDC is intended to prevent transmission of
COVID-19, while limiting unnecessary prolonged isolation and unnecessary use of laboratory
According to the guidance, those who had COVID-19 with symptoms can be around others after
it has been 10 days since symptoms first appeared and they have been fever free for 24 hours
without the use of fever-reducing medications and their COVID-19 symptoms have improved.
Those who tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms, can be around others after 10
days have passed since they were tested.
Most people do not require testing to decide when they can be around others; however, a health
care provider may require some people with severe illness to be tested. Those with severe
illness may also need to stay home for longer than 10 days.
More information on CDC guidance regarding the ending of home isolation can be found at
Visit www.osceola.org/covid19testing for a list of testing locations and events in Osceola