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IDOH Update New Admission COVID-19 Guidance

Posted Jul 15, 20221 min Read

Regulatory & Clinical

Residents who leave the facility for 24 hours or longer should generally be managed as a new admission/readmission, and the same guidance applies.

  1. For all new admissions, be sure to get good interfacility communication on close contacts and symptoms.
  2. All new admissions should have a series of two viral tests: the first test at 24 hours after admission and, if negative, a second test 5-7 days after their admission. They should be watched for symptoms daily.
  3. New admissions who are asymptomatic, not a close contact and are up-to-date do not need to be quarantined.
  4. A new admission individual can come out of quarantine after receiving a booster without any waiting period as long as they meet all the following requirements:
    • Had no close contact (with a reliable history);
    • Not an immunocompromised individual; and
    • Not symptomatic

About the Author

Lori Davenport, Director of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs