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COVID-19 Infection Control Resources

  • 3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Result from the CDC v1 (Released 8/14/20)
    To help stop the spread of COVID-19, take these 3 key steps NOW while waiting for your test results
  • 3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Result from the CDC - Spanish v1 (Released 8/14/20)
    To help stop the spread of COVID-19, take these 3 key steps NOW while waiting for your test results (Spanish version)
  • Admitting a Resident with COVID-19 v1 (Released 4/10/20)
    If you are accepting the admission of a resident with suspected or positive COVID, consider the tips outlined here.
  • Admitting a Resident with COVID-19 - Spanish v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    If you are accepting the admission of a resident with suspected or positive COVID, consider the tips outlined here. (Spanish version)
  • Admitting Residents from a Hospital Setting v1 (Released 4/16/20)
    Things to consider when admitting residents from a hospital setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Admitting Residents from a Hospital Setting - Spanish v1 (Released 4/16/20)
    Things to consider when admitting residents from a hospital setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • Aerosol-Generating Procedures During COVID-19 v2 (Revised 7/16/20)
    The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets, so aerosol-generating procedures can be associated with a high risk of transmission. This is a policy you can use for residents with chronic conditions requiring aerosol-generating procedures
  • Aerosol-Generating Procedures During COVID-19- Spanish v2 (Revised 7/16/20)
    The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets, so aerosol-generating procedures can be associated with a high risk of transmission. This is a policy you can use for residents with chronic conditions requiring aerosol-generating procedures (Spanish version)
  • Airborne Precautions Sign v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended airborne precautions everyone must take.
  • Airborne Precautions Sign Spanish v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended airborne precautions everyone must take (Spanish version).
  • Algorithm - Considerations for Interpreting Antigen Test Results from the CDC (Released 9/22/20)
    The CDC has released an algorithm to assist in interpreting antigen test results in nursing homes.
  • Care efficiency Minimizing Interactions v1 (Released 6/25/20)
    The following recommendations are to minimize contact between staff and residents to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Resident procedures and monitoring will be evaluated individually with the physician to avoid any unnecessary contact.
  • Care efficiency Minimizing Interactions - Spanish v1 (Released 6/25/20)
    The following recommendations are to minimize contact between staff and residents to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Resident procedures and monitoring will be evaluated individually with the physician to avoid any unnecessary contact. (Spanish version)
  • CDC Antibiotic Stewardship Report dated 12/3/20
    This report contains: Data describing U.S. outpatient antibiotic prescribing rates and implementation of hospital antibiotic stewardship programs by state, including considerations for antibiotic stewardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, NHSN Antimicrobial Use Option updates, and success stories, recently published literature highlighting progress made and opportunities for improvement in improving antibiotic stewardship in outpatient and emergency department settings, new and updated resources for health departments, facilities, and healthcare professionals to implement antibiotic stewardship, and examples of key partner contributions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices across the United States and internationally.
  • CDC Guidance Risk Assessment COVID Exposure v1 (Released 11/23/20)
    Guidance from the CDC
  • CDC Influenza COVID 19 Guidance v1 (Released 12/9/20)
    The following practices should be considered when SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses are found to be co-circulating based upon local public health surveillance data and testing at local healthcare facilities. While these considerations are specific to the care of residents residing in nursing homes, some practices could be adapted for use in other long-term care settings (i.e., assisted living centers).
  • CDC Infographic: Contact Tracing v1 (Released 8/14/20)
    Infographic from the CDC: CONTACT TRACING: WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19
  • CDC Infographic: Contact Tracing - Spanish v1 (Released 8/14/20)
    Infographic from the CDC: CONTACT TRACING: WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 (Spanish version)
  • CDC Investigative Criteria Reinfection v1 (Released 12/16/20)
    CDC is aware of recent reports of suspected cases of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection among persons who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19. There is currently no widely accepted definition of what constitutes SARS-CoV2 reinfection and the reports use different testing methods, making reinfection diagnosis difficult.
  • CDC: Provider Q&A about reimbursement for counseling v1 (Released 8/14/20)
    The CDC provides answers to providers' questions about reimbursement and counseling.
  • CDC Reinfection Investigation Protocol v1 (Released 12/16/20)
    A gold-standard confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection will require confirmation of initial infection and virus detection across two distinct time periods with genetic sequencing data needed to support a conclusion of high probability that reinfection has occurred.
  • Clean Hands Count Pocket Cards v1 (Released 8/14/20)
    Print and laminate these cards for your staff to remind them how to avoid contaminating your hands after you clean them.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance v1 (Released 9/12/20)
    Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance - Plan, Prepare and Respond
  • Community Use of Cloth Masks v1 (Released 12/9/20)
    Multi-layer, cloth masks block the release of exhaled respiratory particles into the environment along with the microorganisms these particles carry. Cloth masks not only effectively block most large droplets they can also block the exhalation of fine droplets and particles.
  • Considerations for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing – Symptomatic HCP v1 (Released 9/14/20)
    Considerations for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing of Symptomatic HCP