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Universal and serial laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 at a long-term care skilled nursing facility for veterans — Los Angeles, California, 2020.

Dora AV, Winnett A, Jatt LP, et al. Universal and serial laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 at a long-term care skilled nursing facility for veterans — Los Angeles, California, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69(21):651-655. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6921e1.

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June 10, 2020
Dora AV, Winnett A, Jatt LP, et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69(21):651-655.
This report describes an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents at one skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles between March 28 and April 23, 2020 and highlights the high asymptomatic prevalence of COVID-19 and unique risk to residents and staff at long-term care facilities. Authors emphasize that universal and serial RT-PCR testing, rapid isolation, and cohorting can disrupt transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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Dora AV, Winnett A, Jatt LP, et al. Universal and serial laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 at a long-term care skilled nursing facility for veterans — Los Angeles, California, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020;69(21):651-655. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6921e1.