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CDC coronavirus guidelines issued after Bristol students, staff return from Italy

They were initially recommended to stay home after the trip, following a recent spike of coronavirus in Italy
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BRISTOL, Connecticut — Following the recent spike in coronavirus numbers in Italy, Bristol-Burlington Health Director, in consultation with government health officials, had sent out a recommendation letter to students and staff from Bristol Central High School who recently took a trip to Italy. 

The letter recommended that the students and staff stay home since the CDC did not have specific guidelines on citizens returning from Italy.

Director of Health Marco Palmeri said he was contacted by the superintendent over the weekend and was told of the returning class and staff.

By Monday morning, the CDC posted the following guidance and recommendations:

"Only travelers returning from Italy during the past 14 days who feel sick (with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing) need to stay home."

The health district has sent out an updated advisory reflecting the CDC guidelines.