CDC Releases Updated Infection Prevention and Control Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated two health care infection prevention and control guidance documents, including:

Updates have also been made in these guidance documents to align with prior updates made for health care personnel with higher-risk exposures in the Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-COV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

Due to concerns about increased transmissibility of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, CDC guidance was updated to enhance protection for healthcare personnel, patients, and visitors and to address concerns about potential impacts on the healthcare system given a surge in SARS-CoV-2 infections. These updates will be refined as additional information becomes available to inform recommended actions.

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