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April 14, 2020 - Universal masking and use of face coverings for residents, HCWs, staff and visitors in LTCFs


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This letter provides important updates regarding the appropriate use of respirators, medical masks and cloth face coverings in your facility in order to reduce exposure risk from asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic and symptomatic individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). At this time, all LTCFs that are licensed by DC Health should implement a universal masking and face covering policy that addresses the following the scenarios in this letter.