Category: Infection Control

              CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

              In an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, CMS announced that effective immediately and, until further notice, State Survey Agencies and Accrediting Organizations will focus their facility inspections exclusively on issues related to infection control and other serious health and safety threats. This shift in approach will allow inspectors to focus their energies on addressing the spread of COVID-19.

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                Coronavirus Interactive Worldwide Map

                Johns Hopkins University has developed an interactive map to show the global cases of the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. As of 2/6/2020, 28,353 cases worldwide have been confirmed.

                Viral Masks in Short Supply during a Pandemic

                Respirators and surgical masks for infection control have been strongly suggested and even temporarily made mandatory in some places by the Chinese government, but no U.S. authority has done the same. This hasn’t stopped people from buying up N95 masks from all over the United States.

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