Decreasing High Risk Exposures for Healthcare-workers through Universal Masking and Universal SARS-CoV-2 Testing upon entry to a Tertiary Care Facility

Link to article at PubMed

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 8:ciaa1358. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1358. Online ahead of print.


We describe the impact of universal masking and universal testing at admission on high risk exposures to SARS-CoV-2 for healthcare workers. Universal masking decreased the rate per patient day of high risk exposures by 68%, and universal testing further decreased those exposures by 77%.

PMID:32901247 | DOI:10.1093/cid/ciaa1358

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