CDC Issues Updated Infection Prevention Guidance for Long-Term Care Settings

May 21, 2020
Policy Snapshot

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance for infection prevention in long-term care facilities. The tiered recommendations address nursing homes in different phases of COVID-19 response. They added a recommendation to assign an individual to manage a facility’s  infection control program and a new requirement for nursing homes to report to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The guidance further recommends that facilities create a plan for testing residents and health care personnel for SARS-CoV-2.

Click here to view all of the guidance.