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COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is caused by the virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and was first identified in December 2019. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare settings is a recognized risk that can manifest in the form of outbreaks and requires careful attention to infection control procedures.

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State: Montana Leverages Partnerships to Manage COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Posted: April 29, 2021 Author: Erika Baldry, Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Epidemiologist and Program Coordinator at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Montana,...… Read More »

CORHA Principles and Practices for Outbreak Response

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The CORHA Principles and Practices for Outbreak Response: HAI/AR Pathogens is intended as a comprehensive reference containing information specific to HAI/AR outbreak detection, reporting, investigation and control. The document...… Read More »

Investigation/Reporting Thresholds and Outbreak Definitions for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

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CORHA and CSTE investigation/reporting thresholds are based upon the experience of facilities and public health jurisdictions during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the most recent...… Read More »
Disclaimer: The positions and views expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent the official positions of CORHA’s member organizations.