Risk Assessment and Testing Considerations for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Congregate Care Facilities

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Risk Assessment and Testing Considerations for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Congregate Care Facilities

Published date

September 15, 2021

This update to the original report discusses how the effort to vaccinate the elderly and health care workers has lowered the risk for both vaccinated and (to a lesser extent) unvaccinated residents of CCFs, as well as how the new Delta variant has increased the risk of transmission within a facility. The update also describes how new federal funding for testing as well as the increased supply of over-the-counter (OTC) tests has made implementing an effective testing program more straightforward. Finally, the report supplies examples of testing protocols that are adaptive to a community’s goals and underlying risk, and can and should be implemented to reduce community spread and protect the most vulnerable Americans.

To view the original report, published on January 25, 2021 click here.

This publication also includes an accompanying policy brief.

Duke-Margolis Affiliated Authors

Anderson

David Anderson

Research Associate, Health Policy Evidence Hub

Courtney Van Houtven

Courtney Van Houtven, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Margolis Core Faculty
2020 Intern Mentor

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Thomas Roades, MPP

Policy Analyst

silcox

Christina Silcox, PhD

Digital Health Policy Fellow
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Senior Team Member
Margolis Core Faculty

Mark McClellan

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Director of Margolis Center
Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
Margolis Executive Core Faculty