Joint Commission Clarifies Expectations for Routine Use of Masks in Healthcare Settings

Published: 10/27/2022

  • The Joint Commission,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

In September 2022 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.

The updated guidance changed recommendations related to source control (routine masking) in healthcare settings. The updated guidance requires organization use community COVID-19 rates of transmission to guide masking policy. Additionally, vaccination status is no

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