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Widespread severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) laboratory surveillance program to minimize asymptomatic transmission in high-risk inpatient and congregate living settings.

  • Author(s): Jatt, Lauren P;
  • Winnett, Alexander;
  • Graber, Christopher J;
  • Vallone, John;
  • Beenhouwer, David O;
  • Goetz, Matthew Bidwell
  • et al.
Abstract

We describe a widespread laboratory surveillance program for severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) at an integrated medical campus that includes a tertiary-care center, a skilled nursing facility, a rehabilitation treatment center, and temporary shelter units. We identified 22 asymptomatic cases of SARS-CoV-2 and implemented infection control measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission in congregate settings.

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