CDC Updates COVID-19 Infections Control Guidance
April 3, 2020
On April 1, 2020, the CDC updated its Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations, applicable to all U.S. healthcare settings but not applicable to non-healthcare settings or persons outside of such settings. The updated guidance addresses three key concepts: 1) Limiting how germs can enter the facility; 2) Isolating symptomatic patients as soon as possible; and 3) Protecting healthcare personnel. The updated guidance is based on current information about COVID-19, including reports of community transmission, infections identified in healthcare personnel, shortages of facemasks, N95 respirators and gowns.