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COVID-19 Infection Control Resources

  • 6 Steps for Safe & Effective Disinfectant Use (Posted 3/4/21)
    6 Step infographic from the EPA on safe disinfectant use.
  • 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)
  • 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene (Posted 3/2/21)
    The World Health Organization has put together a helpful infographic to remind Health Care Workers when they should practice hand hygiene.
  • 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 CDC Guidance (Released 1/27/21)
    Examples of commonly performed medical procedures that are considered aerosol-generating and are more likely to generate higher concentrations of infectious respiratory aerosols.
  • 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.
  • Antigen Testing CDC v1
    This document pertains to antigen tests that have been granted a U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization (FDA EUA) to detect SARS-CoV-2.
  • Biden Actions to Expand and Improve COVID-19 Testing (Released 3/17/2021)
    A fact sheet released from the White House Briefing Room summarizing a series of new actions to expand COVID-19 testing, improve the availability of tests, and better prepare for the threat of variants announced by President Biden on February 17, 2021.
  • 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 COVID-19 Variant Classification v1 (Released 4/7/21)
    Viruses constantly change through mutation. A variant has one or more mutations that differentiate it from other variants in circulation. As expected, multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been documented in the United States and globally throughout this pandemic. To inform local outbreak investigations and understand national trends, scientists compare genetic differences between viruses to identify variants and how they are related to each other.
  • CDC Guidance Risk Assessment COVID Exposure v1 (Released 11/23/20)
    Guidance from the CDC
  • CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory: Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among U.S. Residents Without International Travel
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing— 1. Information on extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella Typhi (Typhi) infections and U.S. residents without international travel, and 2. Treatment recommendations for XDR Typhi infection.
  • 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)