The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday updated its guidance for health care personnel on preventing and controlling infections during the COVID-19 pandemic; managing health care personnel with SARS-CoV-2 infection or exposure; and preventing SARS-CoV-2 spread in nursing homes. The agency said the updates generally do not substantially change recommended practices but aim to clarify and simplify the guidance on respirator and facemask use, SARS-CoV-2 testing, and quarantine for fully vaccinated patients and nursing home residents. CDC experts will review and answer questions on the updated guidance during a Sept. 17 Project Firstline webinar at 2:15 p.m. ET. Register for the webinar here.   

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