CDC Updates COVID-19 Infection Control Recommendations for HCP

On May 8, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its webpage, “Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.” The updated changes include new recommendations for universal source control and admission testing in nursing homes. An Appendix has been added to assist healthcare facilities with implementing “broader use” of source control.

The updated webpage can be reviewed here. Updated QSO Memos and guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reflect the CDC recommendations, so when looking at those pieces of guidance, the CDC information is a good accompaniment.

Another useful CDC update, “End of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration which discusses how CDC is moving forward from the COVID-19 PHE can be viewed here.

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