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CDPH Issues Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Testing for Skilled-Nursing Facility Personnel

For SNF leaders, infection preventionists

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) AFL-22-13.1 regarding COVID-19 testing recommendations for skilled-nursing facilities.  

The revised AFL rescinds the requirement for routine diagnostic screening for health care personnel who are unvaccinated exempt, or who have not yet received their booster but maintain current vaccination and booster requirements.