COVID-19: CDC, FDA and CMS Guidance

Jun 2, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its page on COVID-19 transmission to clarify other types of spread beyond person to person, such as by someone touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own face.
Jun 2, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration updated guidance to spur wider availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 2, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented several new infection control actions to combat COVID-19 in nursing homes.
Jun 1, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration took steps to encourage and streamline the development of COVID-19 tests whose specimens are collected at home by patients.
May 29, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration May 27 authorized the emergency use of the Stryker Sustainability Solutions VHP N95 Respirator Decontamination System during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 29, 2020
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released shows community transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S. was occurring in February of this year.
May 28, 2020
FDA issued a reminder to health care facilities’ reprocessing staffs to follow the agency-outlined decontamination cycle when using the ASP STERRAD Sterilization System to decontaminate N95 or N95-equivalent respirators for reuse via vaporized hydrogen peroxide.
May 28, 2020
The FDA authorized the emergency use of certain personal protective equipment to help address insufficient supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 27, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a fact sheet for state and local governments seeking Medicare, Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program payment for inpatient and outpatient care provided at hospital alternative care sites during the COVID-19 emergency.
May 26, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued interim guidelines for serologic methods used for monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.