SARS-CoV-2 Screening among Symptom-Free Healthcare Workers

Ryan T. Demmer, Angela K. Ulrich, Talia D. Wiggen, Ali Strickland, Brianna M. Naumchik, Shalini Kulasingam, Steven D. Stovitz, Clarisse Marotz, Pedro Belda-Ferre, Greg Humphrey, Peter De Hoff, Louise Laurent, Susan Kline, Rob Knight

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Transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is possible among symptom-free individuals. Patients are avoiding medically necessary healthcare visits for fear of becoming infected in the healthcare setting. We screened 489 symptom-free healthcare workers for SARS-CoV-2 and found no positive results, strongly suggesting the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 was <1%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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