Posted March 24, 2021. Past health advisories and alerts are archived for historical purposes and are not maintained or updated.
1. Updated Safe Start Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities:
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Department of Health (DOH) phased safe start plan for licensed and certified long-term care facilities and agencies (including supported living services) is now available.
Please review the complete Safe Start For Long Term Care Recommendations & Requirements document (dated 3/19/21) here: Safe Start for Long Term Care Recommendations and Requirements: Nursing Homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
2. Update Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers:1
Vaccinated Healthcare Workers with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html