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CDPH Issues AFL on Management of Influenza in SNFs

For skilled-nursing facility leaders, infection preventionists

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The California Department of Public Health has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-80, which notes the potential for concurrent COVID-19 and influenza outbreaks in skilled-nursing facilities.

The AFL emphasizes that facilities should optimize all available effective influenza prevention and outbreak interventions, including vaccinations of residents and health care personnel and prompt treatment when indicated.