Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (if they are clinically stable) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

How long someone is actively sick can vary, so the decision on when to release someone from isolation is made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with doctors, infection prevention and control experts, and public health officials and involves considering specifics of each situation, including disease severity, illness signs and symptoms, and results of laboratory testing for that patient.

Current CDC guidance for when it is OK to release someone from isolation is made on a case by case basis and includes, at a minimum, meeting all of the following requirements:

  • The patient
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Chelsea behind the scenes: Hakim Ziyech shirt number, Players’ fitness plan and transfer update

While it may be all quiet on the pitch for the last few weeks at Stamford Bridge, there is still a lot going on away from the playing field.

So it gave senior club writer Alan Smith plenty to talk about during a Facebook live video on Friday afternoon.

Topics ranged from the inevitable transfer talk, particularly focussing on Timo Werner and Jadon Sancho to when Chelsea will be returning to training ahead of the Premier League return.

Smith was also asked about the work that Blues players are doing during the lockdown period and how they are keeping fit.

“They’ve all been individually given a tailored plan in terms of what to do,” he said.

“Spin bikes from Cobham have been delivered to the players’ homes, they’re all working out, most days it’s two sessions a day.

“They’re still being encouraged

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