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BULLETIN
Infection control strategies for residents with COVID-19
hile the flu is something that longterm care providers deal with every
year, the industry wasn't prepared for a
crisis of the magnitude of COVID-19. Even
if a vaccine is developed quickly, viruses
of this nature will be something that the
senior living industry must be ready to
combat for years to come.
One of the most important issues will
be addressing how to isolate residents
with COVID-19 and protect other residents
and staff.

Room selection
There are several considerations for selecting rooms to designate for residents with
COVID-19, including private rooms with
private baths (including a shower), rooms

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with good exhaust and mechanically supplied
fresh air, and rooms that can be modified to
create an anteroom.
Another strategy is selecting a group of
rooms that can be isolated from other parts of
the community to create a segregated infection
unit. Specifically, choose rooms that are not
on the main circulation path, such as at the
end of a corridor, to reduce people passing by
and risking infection. The small house model is
ideal for this situation as one entire household
can be designated for isolation.
Whether selecting a dedicated household

cross-corridor doors and erecting temporary
partitions can separate this anteroom from
clean areas. An alternate is to create an anteroom inside each resident room. For example,
if access to the toilet room is not available
through the vestibule area, a plastic partition
can create a barrier between the foyer space
and the main room to serve as the anteroom.

or group of rooms, an anteroom should be
created at the entry point with handwashing
sinks to support infection control measures
and adequate space for donning and doffing of
personal protective equipment by staff. Closing

This means that a community's HVAC system
moves from being a supporting cast member
to star of the show in addressing infection
control. Creating negative air pressure in
resident rooms is key so that more air is

Mechanical systems
While the industry is still learning more about
COVID-19, it's understood for now that it's
primarily spread through airborne droplets.


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