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Goto M, Ueckert N, Meiches RK, Perencevich EN. Successful multimodal measures preventing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks without universal frequent testing within long-term care units in the Midwestern Veterans' Health Care Network. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2021 Dec 1; 42(12):1503-1505.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains a serious threat for long-term care facilities, and frequent screening of employees and residents places a substantial burden on those facilities. We report our successful multimodal prevention measures without frequent testing, which resulted in no cases within 20 nursing home units over the first 6 months of the pandemic.