IDPH and CDC Update Guidance on Travel and Isolation During COVID-19

Delaware County Public Health says the Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC has updated their guidance on travel and isolation during COVID-19.

There is no longer a recommendation to self-isolate for 14 days after returning home from traveling outside of Iowa and within the U.S. – as long as the traveler is feeling well and has not been in close contact with someone who was sick. International travelers returning home are still recommended to self-isolate for 14 days.

Everyone is encouraged to continue following prevention steps such as keeping six feet of physical distance from others and wearing a cloth face covering in public (such as a mask, bandanna or scarf).

And if you believe you may have mild symptoms of COVID-19, such as a cough, fever or sore throat, you are still asked to stay home and isolate from others in your household – even if you were not able to be tested. You should self-isolate until you have had no fever for at least 72 hours, your symptoms have improved and at least ten days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.