CDC Encourages Healthcare Providers to Recommend COVID-19 Self-testing Before Holiday Gatherings

Published: 12/22/2021

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Assisted Living,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging healthcare providers to recommend to their patients to perform COVID-19 self-tests (also referred to as home tests or over-the-counter tests), and encourage their guests to do the same, before indoor holiday gatherings. Along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, self-tests help reduce the chance of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Self-tests can also help protect unvaccinated childrenol

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