CDC’s New COVID-19 Prevention Measures DO NOT APPLY to Us or our VisitorsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that they have changed the metrics used to determine personal and community COVID-19 prevention measures based on community spread. It is important to note that this change does not apply in health care settings because the consequences of spread and risk of triggering outbreaks is greater.
The CDC continues to recommend that health care settings, including nursing homes and assisted living communities and visitors, follow infection prevention and control practices to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Health care settings should continue to follow CDC's infection prevention and control recommendations for health care settings, which continues to use community transmission levels as a metric for stratifying some infection prevention and control measures (e.g., use of source control, screening, testing).
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