CDC Covid Guidance Needs Updates to Protect Nurses and Patients

Submitted by ADonahue on March 24, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted extensive guidance for nurses and other essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Much of this guidance fails to fully recognize aerosol transmission of Covid-19 and is implicated in the high rates of Covid-19 infections and deaths among essential workers. This webpage outlines some of the major updates that are needed to strengthen the Covid-19 infection control and associated guidance for health care settings. For more detailed critiques, view materials at https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/covid-19.