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Please Note: On August 6, 2021, the Indiana Department of Health (IDH) released a new protocol to help detect and manage COVID-19 variants, in an effort to streamline the process. This new protocol will begin on August 9, 2021, and replaces the protocol that was issued on July 15, 2021. On August 13, 2021, IDH also updated providers that the process would be extended to include weekends.
Accordingly, on and after August 9, IDH will adhere to the following protocol when three (3) or more cases are reported via RedCaps at a long-term care facility (whether the three (3) cases are among residents and/or staff):
There is no change in IDH’s Infection Control Standard Operating Procedure or Visitation Guidance with regard to outbreak testing, transmission-based precautions, visitation, excursions, or other processes when there is an outbreak, which is defined as one (1) or more facility-onset case(s). This is just a new protocol when three (3) or more cases occur to help identify variants.