Recent COVID-19 updates and information

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There is also information about the difference between quarantine and isolation and options to reduce quarantine as well as confirmed and suspected cases of reinfection of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing was updated December 2, 2020 by CDC.

  • Project Firstline is CDC’s National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control. 

The power to stop infections. Together.  Every frontline healthcare worker deserves to understand infection control principles and protocols and feel they can confidently apply them to protect themselves, their facility, their family, and their community. CDC’s new infection control training collaborative, Project Firstline, is designed to help every frontline healthcare worker gain that knowledge and confidence.

On this website, you’ll find lots of links about this training module as well as actual training modules. 

Project Firstline’s first video in a series called Inside Infection Control has launched.

Up next: Project Firstline’s second video, “SARS-CoV-2? COVID-19? What’s the Difference?” will go live on Facebook Thursday, December 10 at 2PM EST. In this video, Dr. Abby answers a frequently asked question and describes why the answer matters.

Going forward, frontline healthcare workers can join Dr. Abby weekly on Facebook for new video releases. She’ll cover topics including:

·  What are viruses?                                                                                                                                                  
·  How do viruses make us sick?                                                                                                                                         
·  What are respiratory droplets?                                                                                                                                   
·  How can we stop respiratory droplets from making us sick?                                                                                          
·  How does hand hygiene stop SARS-CoV-2?

Each Inside Infection Control video is designed to help frontline healthcare workers understand and feel confident implementing the infection control strategies needed to protect themselves, their patients, their coworkers, and their communities.

To stay up to date about new video episodes and infection control content created to support frontline healthcare workers, make sure to follow Project Firstline on Facebook and Twitter.

Project Firstline is an unprecedented infection control training designed so that-regardless of a healthcare worker’s previous training or educational background-they can understand and confidently apply the infection control principles and protocols necessary to protect themselves, their facility, their families, and their communities.

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