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Updated COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance Released by CDC

For chief legal counsel, compliance staff, quality & patient safety staff, infection preventionists

On Nov. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated infection control guidance for the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides additional options for screening employees and visitors for COVID-19 – including implementing a system for employees to take their temperature prior to arrival at the facility and report the absence of fever and other COVID-19 symptoms electronically.  

The updated guidance also: 

  • Provides information on factors that could impact thermometer readings 
  • Provides resources for evaluating and managing ventilation systems in healthcare facilities 
  • Links to frequently asked questions about the use of personal protective equipment