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CDC updates COVID-19 infection control guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its infection prevention and control recommendations on April 13 for health care settings.

Among specific changes, CDC said health care facilities should consider source control for everyone entering the facility. Actions include requiring everyone to wear a cloth face covering to address the risk of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission; screen everyone for fever and COVID-19 symptoms before they enter; and consider foregoing contract tracing for exposures and instead screen for fever and symptoms before each shift.