Performing Facility-wide SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Nursing Homes

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CDC has recommendations for when nursing homes should test all residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) in nursing homes. This document describes considerations for performing facility-wide testing among nursing home residents and HCP. Facility-wide testing involves testing all residents and HCP for detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and can be used to inform infection prevention and control (IPC) practices in nursing homes. This document is intended for health departments and nursing homes conducting viral testing for current infection, such as reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

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Original Article Source Credits:   Centers For Disease Control And Prevention ,

Article Written By:  NA

Original Article Posted on:  May 19, 2020

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