CDC Guidance Update (Long-Term Care)

CDC Guidance Update (Long-Term Care)

CDC gave a major make-over to long-term care guidance today. The guidance “Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes,” has been renamed “Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Nursing Homes” and includes two prior documents, “Responding to COVID-19 in Nursing Homes” and “Performing Facility-wide SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Nursing Homes” which were merged with this guidance. 

The recommendations in this document were updated and organized to clarify infection prevention and control practices and stress those that should remain in place whether or not nursing homes are experiencing outbreaks. Additional guidance was included to address circumstances when quarantine is recommended for new admissions and for residents who leave the facility, as well as a section addressing quarantine and work exclusion considerations for asymptomatic residents and healthcare providers who are within 90 days of resolved infection. Finally, this guidance is intended to apply regardless of vaccination status.

For modifications to recommended infection prevention and control practices following vaccination please refer to CDC’s Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination.

 

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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March 29, 2021