Mayo Clinic Q&A: Taking Precautions in Long Term Care Facilities
Published March 18, 2020
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    This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded March 17th, 2020. Guest: Brandon P. Verdoorn, M.D.Host: Tom Shives, MD and Tracy McCrayLong-term care facilities are taking steps to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, long-term care facilities are restricting visitors in most cases.On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician and medical director of Charter House, a continuing care retirement community affiliated with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, explains how staff are taking steps to keep residents safe and prevent spread of the coronavirus.Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.
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