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August 28, 2020

Health Law Daily

CDC Guidance Allows Nursing Homes To Ask Staff With COVID-19 To Work

  • August 28, 2020

McClatchy (8/27, Camero) reports, “Nursing homes have been the source of many outbreaks across the country, as well as the homes to some of the most vulnerable individuals to the disease. But no one is breaking any rules because the CDC allows it.” According to the agency, “their ‘last resort’ suggestions that give coronavirus-positive employees the OK to work with the elderly exist in the event of staff shortages, which they say is likely to occur during the pandemic as infections rise and ‘is essential to providing a safe work environment for [health care providers] and safe patient care.’”