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Operational Considerations for Community Isolation Centers for COVID-19 in Low-Resource Settings   [open pdf - 985KB]

From the Document: "The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has presented numerous challenges to health systems, including large numbers of patients with COVID-19 that can overwhelm health facilities and staff. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 80% of people with COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms. Treatment for mildly to moderately ill patients may not require hospitalization, but some people may not be able to isolate safely at home, putting household contacts and, in turn, community members at risk of COVID-19. Isolation shelters, or community isolation centers (CICs), can provide people with mild to moderate symptoms, who are not at increased risk for severe disease, with a safe space to voluntarily isolate until they are no longer considered infectious according to Ministry of Health guidelines. Such centers can reduce household transmission and reserve health facility resources for more seriously ill patients."

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2020-08-18
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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