The CARES Act was designed to bring public health and economic relief to American citizens when the pandemic struck in March of 2020. It encompasses over $2 trillion in aid. The good news is that the CARES Act funds can be used for implementing a comprehensive infection control management system.
COVID risk management is critical for long-term care facilities. Over 540,000 people associated with 21,000 long term care facilities have been infected with COVID-19. Unfortunately, another leading vaccine candidate in stage-3 clinical trial is on hold because of a patient illness. COVID will be a challenge for long-term care facilities for years.