Decreasing High-risk Exposures for Healthcare Workers Through Universal Masking and Universal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Testing on Entry to a Tertiary Care Facility.

Academic Article


  • We describe the impact of universal masking and universal testing at admission on high-risk exposures to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 for healthcare workers. Universal masking decreased the rate of high-risk exposures per patient-day by 68%, and universal testing further decreased those exposures by 77%.
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  • PPE, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, aerosol generating procedure, hospital epidemiology, universal masking, COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing, Health Personnel, Humans, SARS-CoV-2, Tertiary Healthcare
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    Author List

  • Walker J; Fleece ME; Griffin RL; Leal SM; Alsip JA; Stigler WS; Nafziger SD; Marrazzo JM; Lee RA
  • Start Page

  • e3113
  • End Page

  • e3115
  • Volume

  • 73
  • Issue

  • 9