Infection Prevention and Control and Preparedness for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings: Second Update - 31 March 2020 [open pdf - 0B]
From the Scope: "This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA [European Union/European Economic Area] healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease] infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. It also offers guidance on the management of specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA. This is an update of the ECDC [European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control] guidance dated 12 March 2020 'Infection prevention and control for COVID-19 in healthcare settings'. This update focuses on measures to be applied in settings with increasing community transmission, a growing demand for care of COVID-19 patients and ensuing staff issues in the event of shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare facilities in EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom."
2020 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/