CDC updates guidelines for COVID-19 patients discharged to long-term care facilities

The CDC has revised its guidelines for discharging COVID-19 patients to long-term care facilities and nursing homes. 

The update includes guidelines for three patient scenarios:

1. COVID-19 patients for whom transmission-based precautions are still required should go to a facility with sufficient personal protective equipment and the ability to follow proper infection control recommendations. Preferably, the patient would be transferred to a facility that has already cared for COVID-19 cases, in a specific unit designated for COVID-19 residents.

2. Patients for whom TBPs have been discontinued, but continue to have persistent COVID-19 symptoms should be in a single room and restricted to the room.

3. Patients for whom TBPs have been discontinued and symptoms have resolved do not require further restrictions.

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