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CDC: Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Alternate Care SitesApril 14, 2020
AUTHORITY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
DATE PRODUCED: April 6, 2020
THE QUESTIONS IT ANSWERS:
- How does one establish alternate care sites that will help address surge in the response to COVID-19?
- What infection prevention and control practices must be in place?
- What types of medical care should be provided in these non-traditional environments?
- What are key considerations for physical infrastructure, services, and patient care?
This guidance provides critical infection prevention and control (IPC) considerations for alternate care sites and is intended to supplement existing plans (created by jurisdictions as part of pandemic planning).