SHC Medical Partners

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has updated the COVID-19. Please review the links below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html#create

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/mitigating-staff-shortages.html

As you will see, there is a major focus on using the community transmission rates (instead of vaccination status) to be the main factor on recommending actions for admissions and people with exposures. For example, a nursing facility may chose not to test new admissions for COVID-19 if they are in a low transmission county etc.

Please review these guidelines and discuss with your facility teams to assure that your teams are aligned with the most updated guidance. Of course, you can always reach out to me with questions.