Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the Context of Covid-19

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This interim guidance is for Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) managers and corresponding Infection Prevention Control (IPC) focal persons in LTCF. The objective of this document is to provide guidance on IPC in LTCFs in the context of COVID-19. It includes how to prevent the COVID-19-virus from entering the facility, spreading within the facility, and also from spreading outside the facility. WHO will update these recommendations as new information becomes available.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "COVID-19: The Elderly", and it is included in the series of Collections supporting response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.