COVID-19 Resource Center: Infection Prevention

COVID-19 Resource Center
Updated: October 21, 2020

Infection Prevention

Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19

Updated: April 23, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released guidance for making decisions about return to work for healthcare personnel who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Facemasks vs. Respirators: Understanding the Difference

Updated: April 14, 2020

This document from the Maryland Department of Labor provides information regarding the difference between facemasks and respirators and what needs to be offered to employees to maintain their safety.

CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals

Updated: March 20, 2020

This webpage provides information for healthcare professionals on topics including persons under investigation, clinical care, infection control and supply of personal protective equipment, as well as other resources.

OSHA COVID-19 Control and Prevention

This interim guidance from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aims to help prevent worker exposure to COVID-19. A dropdown menu provides information targeted to different occupations that have higher exposure risk, including healthcare workers and employers.

CDC: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE

This website offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of PPE in healthcare settings when there is limited supply.

CDC: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings

This interim guidance has been updated based on currently available information about COVID-19 and the current situation in the US which includes reports of cases of community transmission, infections identified in healthcare personnel (HCP), and shortages of facemasks, N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) and gowns.