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Updated COVID-19 Laboratory Resources

TO:

George Washington University Research Staff

FROM:

The Office of Laboratory Safety

DATE:

March 16, 2020

SUBJECT:

COVID-19 Updated Resources

CDC - Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 13, 2020.

JAMA - Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Different Types of Clinical Specimens - March 11, 2020.

FDA - Policy for Diagnostics Testing in Laboratories Certified to Perform High Complexity Testing under CLIA prior to Emergency Use Authorization for Coronavirus Disease-2019 during the Public Health Emergency - February 29, 2020.

FDA - FAQs on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2 - March 13, 2020.

Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 8, 2020.

CDC - Interim Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for U.S. Households with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

EPA -Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - March 3, 2020

JHI - Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents - Journal of Hospital Infection 2020 Volume 104 Issue 3 246 - 251.

WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: Laboratory testing for 2019-nCoV in humans.

WHO - Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19 Technical Brief - March 3, 2020.

NIOSH - Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings.

Cal/OSHA - Interim Guidance on Coronavirus for Health Care Facilities: Efficient Use of Respirator Supplies - March 3, 2020.

FDA - Policy for Diagnostics Testing in Laboratories Certified to Perform High Complexity Testing under CLIA prior to Emergency Use Authorization for Coronavirus Disease-2019 during the Public Health Emergency - February 29, 2020.

WHO - Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19.

CDC - Release of Stockpiled N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators Beyond the Manufacturer-Designated Shelf Life: Considerations for the COVID-19 Response - February 28, 2020.

CDC - Interim Mass Gathering Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 15, 2020.

AIM - Incubation Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) From Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases: Estimation and Application.
 

CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019.Gov Website.

ABSA - Coronavirus Website Toolbox.

COVID19 - Conference on Retroviruses & Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2020 with Zunyon Wu (Chinese CDC), John Brooks (CDC), Anthony Fauci (NIAID) and Ralph Baric (UNC) - March 10, 2020.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing in Healthcare during COVID-19 Outbreak