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COVID-19 April 3, 2020

Posted Apr 3, 20202 min Read

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Nursing homes should immediately ensure that they are complying with all CMS and CDC guidance related to infection control, particularly focusing on consistent hand washing and changing and removing of PPE based on preliminary data from infection control focused surveys.

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