ALEXA’S DAILY RECOMMENDATIONPOLITICSUSWORLD

CDC Interim Guidelines Allows C-19 Positive Healthcare Personnel To Work Regardless Of Vaccination Status!

Once the CDC purged the healthcare system of able-bodied staff, some states found themselves in a crisis.

The hospitals are now understaffed, and there’s a panic to find enough trained healthcare workers to treat Omicron positive C-19 patients.

Join The True Defender Telegram Chanel Here: https://t.me/TheTrueDefender

Maybe Omicron causes mild symptoms, but short-staffed medical facilities will make proper care more hard during the winter.

States like Maine and New York called the National Guard to fill the deficit of healthcare workers.

Spectrum News NY1 reported:

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday he will activate up to 500 members of the National Guard to support understaffed hospitals across the state facing a surge of COVID-19 patients and to bolster non-emergency medical transportation needs.

Up to 300 Guard members will begin training this week to provide nonclinical support at 55 acute care hospitals and 12 ambulance service providers, Marylou Sudders, state Secretary of Health and Human Services said at a news conference. They will be deployed Dec. 27.

Last Friday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced more than 1,000 members of the Ohio National Guard would be ordered into hospitals overwhelmed by patients being treated for COVID-19, the vast majority of whom are also unvaccinated.

On Dec. 8, Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced she would activate more of the state’s National Guard to deal with the delta-spurred surge; a day later, she said President Joe Biden approved her request for additional Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance to supplement hospital staff.

While omicron is now responsible for an estimated 90% or more of new infections in the New York area, the state National Guard in early December deployed 120 Army medics and Air Force medical technicians to 12 nursing homes and long-term care facilities to relieve fatigued staff.

The fed gov sent personnel to Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, AZ, new Hampshire, and Vermont.

The US hospitals fired the unvaccinated personnel who worked without an experimental injection throughout the pandemic.

However, the omicron hysteria forced the CDC to issue interim guidelines for managing personnel exposed to the C-19. When there is a crisis, the staff don’t have restrictions even though they are infected with the virus.

The latest chart shows that asymptomatic healthcare personnel with mild symptoms will work in a crisis.

Work Restrictions for HCP with SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Exposures

The CDC reported:

The following are criteria to determine when HCP with SARS-CoV-2 infection could return to work. After returning to work, HCP should self-monitor for symptoms and seek re-evaluation from occupational health if symptoms recur or worsen.

Either an antigen test or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) can be used . Some people may be beyond the period of expected infectiousness but remain NAAT positive for an extended period.  Antigen tests typically have a more rapid turnaround time but are often less sensitive than NAAT.  Antigen testing is preferred for symptomatic HCP and for asymptomatic HCP who have recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection in the prior 90 days.

HCP with mild to moderate illness who are not  moderately to severely immunocompromised:

  • At least 7 days if a negative antigen or NAAT is obtained within 48 hours prior to returning to work (or 10 days if testing is not performed or if a positive test at day 5-7) have passed since symptoms first appeared, and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved.

HCP who were asymptomatic throughout their infection and are not moderately to severely immunocompromised:

  • At least 7 days if a negative antigen or NAAT is obtained within 48 hours prior to returning to work (or 10 days if testing is not performed or a positive test at day 5-7) have passed since the date of their first positive viral test.

HCP with severe to critical illness and are not moderately to severely immunocompromised:

  • In general, when 20 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved.
  • The test-based strategy as described for moderately to severely immunocompromised HCP below can be used to inform the duration of isolation.

HCP who are moderately to severely immunocompromised may produce replication-competent virus beyond 20 days after symptom onset or, for those who were asymptomatic throughout their infection, the date of their first positive viral test.

  • Use of a test-based strategy and consultation with an infectious disease specialist or other expert and an occupational health specialist is recommended to determine when these HCP may return to work.

The criteria for the test-based strategy are:

HCP who are symptomatic:

  • Resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
  • Improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), and
  • Results are negative from at least two consecutive respiratory specimens collected ≥24 hours apart (total of two negative specimens) tested using an antigen test or NAAT.

HCP who are not symptomatic:

  • Results are negative from at least two consecutive respiratory specimens collected ≥24 hours apart (total of two negative specimens) tested using an antigen test or NAAT.
Source
CDCTwitter NY1

Addison Wilson

A passionate teacher in English Language and Literature ready to give her best! Developing and implementing diverse curriculums covering a wide range of subjects. With my problem-solving skills, every job will be easily completed, so punctuation is my strength. Highly skilled at motivating students through positive encouragement and reinforcement of concepts via interactive classroom instruction and observation. My working style fits every personality type, so it makes me a great team player. I have completed numerous journalistic projects successfully, so digging for further information is my field. Fighter for freedom of speech! The truth must be revealed!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

For continue reading on the site please disable the Ad-block