Clinical Care

C. diff isolation rules go back to normal

Temporary changes implemented at the height of COVID are halted.


During the height of COVID-19 pandemic, temporary changes in isolation requirement for Clostridioides difficile patients were implemented to conserve critical PPE.

As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to remain low and PPE supplies remain strong, this temporary change has been suspended and we’re returning to prior isolation requirements. Patients with a positive test result should remain in enteric precautions during their current admission.


  • Transmission-Based Isolation Precautions (ASANTE) 400-IC-IC-0629
  • Isolation Requirements: Alphabetical Listing of Organisms and Diseases 400-INF-0013
Tags: C.Diff, covid-19, infection prevention, isolation
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