This document is intended to provide guidance on the appropriate use of testing among nursing home residents and healthcare personnel . This guideline is based on currently available information about COVID-19 and will be refined and updated as more information becomes available.
While this guidance focuses on testing in nursing homes, several of the recommendations such as testing residents with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and testing asymptomatic close contacts should also be applied to other long-term care facilities (e.g., assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, institutions for mental disease, and psychiatric residential treatment facilities).
Testing Guidelines for Nursing Homes. Interim SARS-CoV-2 Testing Guidelines for Nursing Home Residents and Healthcare Personnel (updated Jan. 7, 2021). Atlanta, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021, online.
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