Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in dialysis facilities

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Submitted by BBLX on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 08:08
Title
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in dialysis facilities
Memo #
QSO-20-19-ESRD
Posting Date
2020-03-10
Fiscal Year
2020
Summary
CMS is dedicated to the continued health and safety of patients obtaining care withindialysis facilities to ensure facilities are prepared to respond to the threat of COVID-19. •Dialysis Guidance and Actions - CMS is providing additional guidance to dialysisfacilities to help them focus their infection control and prevention practices to prevent thetransmission of COVID-19. •Coordination with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local public healthdepartments - We encourage all dialysis facilities to monitor the CDC website forupdated information and resources and contact their local health department when needed(CDC Resources for Health Care Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/index.html).