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Updated COVID-19 EMS Guidance from CDC, July 15, 2020

Updated July 15, 2020

Summary of Key Changes for the EMS Guidance:

Below are changes to the guidance as of July 15, 2020:

  • Reorganized recommendations into 2 sections:
    • Recommended infection prevention and control (IPC) practices for routine activities during the pandemic.
    • Recommended IPC practices when caring for a patient with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Added recommendations that were included in healthcare IPC FAQs addressing:
    • Universal use of PPE for healthcare personnel working in communities with moderate to sustained transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
    • Creating a process for responding to SARS-CoV-2 exposures among healthcare personnel and others.​

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