The CDC has issued the following guidance:
Testing and Management Considerations for Nursing Home Residents with Acute Respiratory Illness Symptoms when SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza Viruses are Co-circulating
- This guidance summarizes practices that should be considered when SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza viruses are found to be co-circulating based upon local public health surveillance data and testing at local healthcare facilities. While these considerations are specific to care of residents residing in nursing homes, some practices could be adapted for use in other long-term care settings (e.g. assisted living facilities).
The following COVID Healthcare IPC guidance has been updated:
- Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Point-of-Care Testing
- This update includes minor revisions to the FAQ section.