Recommended Protective Actions in Residential and Non-Residential Settings Licensed by DHS. Enhanced Testing and Use of Protective Equipment [Minnesota]. August 4, 2021.
Minnesota. Department of Health.
Published: August 4, 2021
Minnesota Department of Health
625 Robert Street P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Tel: 651-201-5000 888-345-0823 (toll-free outside metro area)
This document outlines recommendations for additional testing and protective actions that settings licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) can take in response to the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. DHS-licensed settings include children’s residential facilities and children’s residential facilities with a mental health certification and/or chemical dependency certification. It begins by reviewing the challenges presented by the Delta variant, and then calls for the encouragement of vaccination. Testing recommendations are then provided, as well as recommendations for source control and personal protection equipment, the use of respirators, and reporting of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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