CDC Updates Masking Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities- September 2022

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CDC Update on Masking Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities - September 2022

Per CDC announcement: When SARS-CoV-2 Community Transmission levels are high, source control (masking) is recommended* for everyone in a healthcare setting.

When SARS-CoV-2 Community Transmission levels are not high, healthcare facilities do not need to require universal source control. 

However, even if source control is not universally required, it remains recommended for individuals in healthcare settings who:

  • Have suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection or other respiratory infection (e.g., those with runny nose, cough, sneeze); or
  • Had close contact (patients and visitors) or a higher-risk exposure (HCP) with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection, for 10 days after their exposure; or
  • Reside or work on a unit or area of the facility experiencing a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak

Check your community levels by clicking the links provided in this bulletin.

*MN Rule Chapter 3100.6300 Subp. 11 INFECTION CONTROL requires compliance with the CDC recommendations.