White House pivots to air quality focus for COVID-19 infection control
Mar 28, 2022
The White House has embraced a model of COVID-19 transmission that could help shift infection prevention efforts toward indoor air quality and industrial hygiene. A related public webinar is set for Tuesday,...
There has been a steady increase in non-COVID-19 respiratory viruses since federal and local authorities began lifting pandemic mitigation measures in early 2021, the agency says.
CDC: Portable air cleaners cut exposure to COVID-19 virus by 65 percent
Jul 06, 2021
In a simulated meeting with infected and uninfected participants, properly placed portable air cleaners with HEPA air filters slashed virus transmission. Adding masks was even more effective — cutting...
GlaxoSmithKline plans Shingrix push; new RSV shot for elders in works
Jun 28, 2021
GSK’s shingles vaccine will get a renewed marketing push following a large drop in sales during the pandemic, and the company is aiming to launch a fast-tracked shot for a common respiratory virus...
Off-season RSV infections hit the South; CDC urges testing in long-term care
Jun 16, 2021
Long-term care providers should keep a lookout — and potentially test for — a common respiratory virus that is spreading off-season in the southern United States, according to a CDC health alert. Staff...
Why invest in air purification for long-term care facilities?
Apr 15, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines will not completely eliminate the virus and make everything go back to normal right away. Instead, it is likely COVID-19 will be around for several years. Communities will have to live...
ONE DAY TO GO: Online Forum offers new COVID-19 strategies Thursday
Mar 31, 2021
Providers can learn new strategies to thrive despite the pandemic during Thursday’s 10th McKnight’s Online Forum, hosted by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living.