Testing Guidelines for Nursing Homes
Nursing home residents are at high risk for infection, serious illness, and death from COVID-19. Testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in respiratory specimens detects current infections (referred to here as viral testing) among residents in nursing homes. Viral testing of residents in nursing homes, with authorized nucleic acid amplification tests or antigen detection assays, is an important addition to other infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations aimed at preventing SARS-CoV-2 from entering nursing homes, detecting cases quickly, and stopping transmission. This guideline is based on currently available information about COVID-19 and will be refined and updated as more information becomes available.
Original Article Source Credits: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention , https://www.cdc.gov/
Article Written By: NA
Original Article Posted on: Jan. 7, 2021
Link to Original Article: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/nursing-homes-testing.html