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Update on Coronavirus
2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
CDC Resources for Health Care Professionals
The CDC offers these resources on COVID-19 for clinicians:
* Interim Guidance for Health Care Professionals - Includes criteria to guide evaluation of patients
under investigation for COVID-19 as well as reporting and testing recommendations
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-criteria.html?CDC_AA_
refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fclinical-criteria.html
* Interim Health Care Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-home-care.html?CDC_AA_
refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-home-care.html

Symptoms & Virus
Transmission

* Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-home-care.html?CDC_AA_
refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-home-care.html

The CDC's coronavirus webpage
confirms that patients with COVID-19
infection have reportedly had mild
to severe respiratory illness with
symptoms of:

* Interim Guidance for Preventing 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Spreading to Others
in Homes and Communities
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_
refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.
html

* fever
* cough
* shortness of breath
CDC believes at this time that
symptoms of COVID-19 may appear
in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after
exposure. Although investigations into
how the coronavirus is spread are still
ongoing, the virus is thought to spread
mainly from person-to-person.

* Preparedness Checklists for Health Care Providers and Hospitals
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/preparedness-checklists.html
* Hospital Preparedness Checklist PDF
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/hospital-preparedness-checklist.pdf
* Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hcp-personnel-checklist.html
* Hospital Preparedness Checklist
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hcp-hospital-checklist.html
* Healthcare Personnel Preparedness Checklist
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/hcp-preparedness-checklist.pdf
* CDC Health Alert Network Updates
https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2020.asp
* Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with
Potential 2019 Novel Coronavirus Exposure in Travel-Associated or Community Settings
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html
* Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare
Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with 2019 Novel Coronavirus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html

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Find all the CDC's current resources on the new coronavirus here.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


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