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May 20, 2020

In This Issue
Maine CDC Eliminates COVID Testing Prioritization Upon Agreement With IDEXX
MMA Seeking Physicians to Provide Peer Reviews
JAMA Study Shows No Benefit from Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19
Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application Released
Attestation Deadline for Receipt of Federal Provider Relief Fund Payments & Opportunity for Relief
AMA Cautions Physicians, Public About Limitations of Antibody Testing for SARS‑CoV‑2
Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces in the Context of COVID-19
MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
Maine CDC Public Health Advisory: 2020 Lyme and Other Tickborne Disease Information
A Message from Maine Responds
The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
May 28 Webinar: Medicare COVID-19 Related Billing, Coverage and Payment Information
Presentation Development and Design Live Webinar - June 19
Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - New Date November 14
Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
Physician - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 
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Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces in the Context of COVID-19

[From WHO 05/16/20] 

Overview: 

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19. This guidance is intended for health care professionals, public health professionals and health authorities that are developing and implementing policies and standard operating procedures (SOP) on the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19.

Excerpt:

"Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus). The COVID-19 virus is transmitted mainly through close physical contact and respiratory droplets, while airborne transmission is possible during aerosol generating medical procedures.1 At time of publication, transmission of the COVID-19 virus had not been conclusively linked to contaminated environmental surfaces in available studies. However, this interim guidance document has been informed by evidence of surface contamination in health-care settings2 and past experiences with surface contamination that was linked to subsequent infection transmission in other coronaviruses. Therefore, this guidance aims to reduce any role that fomites might play in the transmission of COVID-19 in health-care3 and non-health care settings." 

 


 

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