The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday updated its COVID-19 testing priority guidance, which gives first priority to testing hospitalized patients and symptomatic health care workers. The agency also updated its interim guidelines for collecting, handling and testing COVID-19 clinical specimens to allow for self- or health care worker-collected nasal or nasal turbinate swabs if nasopharyngeal swab is not possible. In addition, CDC updated its checklists and resources for hospital and health care professionals preparing for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Check the CDC webpage frequently for the latest CDC guidance on the COVID-19 emergency

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