Published time: 27 March 2020
Authors: Temet M. McMichael, Dustin W. Currie, Shauna Clark, Sargis Pogosjans, Meagan Kay, Noah G. Schwartz, James Lewis, Atar Baer, Vance Kawakami, Margaret D. Lukoff, Jessica Ferro, Claire Brostrom-Smith, EvergreenHealth, and CDC COVID-19 Investigation Team
Long-term care facilities are high-risk settings for severe outcomes from outbreaks of Covid-19, owing to both the advanced age and frequent chronic underlying health conditions of the residents and the movement of health care personnel among facilities in a region. In the context of rapidly escalating Covid-19 outbreaks, proactive steps by long-term care facilities to identify and exclude potentially infected staff and visitors, actively monitor for potentially infected patients, and implement appropriate infection prevention and control measures are needed to prevent the introduction of Covid-19.
Epidemiology of Covid-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility in King County, Washington