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Interim infection prevention and control recommendations for patients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in healthcare settings
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    This interim guidance has been updated based on currently available information about COVID-19 and the current situation in the United States, which includes reports of cases of community transmission, infections identified in healthcare personnel (HCP), and shortages of facemasks, N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) (commonly known as N95 respirators), and gowns. This guidance is applicable to all U.S. healthcare settings. This guidance is not intended for non-healthcare settings (e.g., schools) OR for persons outside of healthcare settings. For recommendations regarding clinical management, air or ground medical transport, or laboratory settings, refer to the main CDC COVID-19 website.
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    Background -- 1. Minimize Chance for Exposures -- 2. Adhere to Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions -- 3. Patient Placement -- 4. Take Precautions When Performing Aerosol-Generating Procedures (AGPs) -- 5. Collection of Diagnostic Respiratory Specimens -- 6. Manage Visitor Access and Movement Within the Facility -- 7. Implement Engineering Controls -- 8. Monitor and Manage Ill and Exposed Healthcare Personnel -- 9. Train and Educate Healthcare Personnel -- 10. Implement Environmental Infection Control -- 11. Establish Reporting within and between Healthcare Facilities and to Public Health Authorities -- 12. Appendix -- Important links.
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