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September 30, 2022

CDC Modifies COVID-19 Protocols for Healthcare Facilities

On September 23, CDC made several changes to its Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. The CDC removed a recommendation to use vaccination status when developing recommendations for use of facemasks and other source control, as well as screening, testing, or post-exposure control measures. Next, CDC no longer recommends masking in situations where healthcare workers meet with patients in person in communities without high levels of COVID-19 spread. Lastly, the changes give healthcare facilities, including nursing homes, discretion over screening and testing of asymptomatic personnel...

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