CDC Updates Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

COVID-19
 

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) announced updated guidance for fully vaccinated individuals today. This policy is aimed at preventing transmission levels of the highly communicable and now predominant Delta variant. The CDC has released additional information in its Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report.  

As of now, CDC guidance for long term care has not changed. However, this new guidance does impact staff outside of work, and we​ encourage you to educate your staff on this new guidance, the impact of the Delta variant, and the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent further spread.​  

As the Delta variant continues to spread, it will impact testing frequency and other infection control practices. Please double down on your efforts to follow CDC infection control guidance. AHCA/NCAL recommends reviewing the following CDC documents:  

If community rates continue to increase and vaccination rates remain the same, we anticipate seeing changes to our infection control and other guidance from the CDC. AHCA/NCAL will continue to work closely with the CDC and keep you informed of changes that impact you.