Decreasing High Risk Exposures for Healthcare-workers through Universal Masking and Universal SARS-CoV-2 Testing upon entry to a Tertiary Care Facility.

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  • We describe the impact of universal masking and universal testing at admission on high risk exposures to SARS-CoV-2 for healthcare workers. Universal masking decreased the rate per patient day of high risk exposures by 68%, and universal testing further decreased those exposures by 77%.
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  • Walker J; Fleece ME; Griffin RL; Leal SM; Alsip JA; Stigler WS; Nafziger SD; Marrazzo JM; Lee RA