ABSTRACT

Infection Prevention and Control for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Interim Guidance for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "This document provides interim guidance to health care workers (HCWs) for the prevention and control of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in long-term care (LTC) and assisted living facilities. This guidance document is based on the latest available scientific evidence about this emerging disease, and may change as new information becomes available. [...] At this time the evidence suggests that the incubation period for COVID-19 is up to 14 days. The length of the infectious period of COVID-19 has not been established. Currently, the criteria for individuals with COVID-19 should be 14 day of isolation after symptom onset or being asymptomatic and having had 2 negative tests 24 hours apart, whichever is shorter. In outbreak situations, where some symptomatic residents may not be tested, the period of isolation is at the discretion of the MHO [Medical Health Officer]. Once clinical criteria for the end of isolation are established, this guidance will be updated."

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2020-03-13
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British Columbia, Ministry of Health
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British Columbia Centre for Disease Control: http://www.bccdc.ca/
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