Updated Infection Prevention & Control COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Professionals

Official Message No.:111254-3-18-2022-PHUP
Contact Info: Jessica | jessica.arias@doh.nj.gov
Rebecca | rebecca.greeley@doh.nj.gov
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Please visit NJDOH COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals to review significantly updated infection prevention and control related documents based on recent updates made to the CDC Infection Control Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19):

For Healthcare Facilities: COVID-19 Community Levels do not apply in healthcare settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes. Instead, healthcare settings should continue to use community transmission rates and/or NJDOH COVID-19 Weekly CALI and Variant Surveillance Reports (as appropriate).

NOTE: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently updated the QSO-20-38-NH (3/10/2022) & QSO-20-39-NH (3/10/2022) that applies to CMS certified nursing homes. Notable updates are changes to align with current CDC recommendations. Please refer to the QSO for additional details.

As always, please continue to monitor the NJDOH COVID-19 and CDC websites. 

This information has been broadcast to: Animal Health Organizations; Animal Health Professionals; Blood Banks; Community Health Centers (FQHCs); Emergency Medical Services / First Responders; EMS Council; Long-term Care; Health Care Facilities / Other; Health Care Organizations; Health Care Providers; Hospital Staff Directory; Hospital CEOs; Hospital Emerg Preparedness Coords; Hospital ER Medical Directors; Hospital Infection Control Practitioners; Hospital Medical Directors; Hospital Nursing Directors; Hospital Security Directors; Hospitals / Acute Care; Hospitals / Other; Hospitals / Veterans; Labs / Non-Sentinel; Labs / Sentinel; Occupational Health Organizations; Pharmaceutical Suppliers; Health Care Sector; Local Boards of Health; NJDOH Staff; NJLINCS and Local Contacts; NJLINCS Community; Public Health Associations; Public Health Council; Public Health Sector