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HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new Guidance that specifies what additional data must be reported to HHS by laboratories along with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results. The Guidance standardizes reporting to ensure that public health officials have access to comprehensive and nearly real-time data to inform decision making […]

Coronavirus: EU Commission welcomes ECDC guidance on surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU

Today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published guidance to Member States for the development of COVID-19 surveillance in long-term care facilities. This follows high-level exchanges between Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, Commissioners Stella Kyriakides, Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli and representatives of social service providers and users on their particularly challenging situation. Persons […]

Tourism and transport: EU Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe’s tourism in 2020 and beyond

Today, the Commission presents a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions. The Commission’s guidance aims to offer people the chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air. As soon as the […]

Coronavirus: EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)has issued today guidance on coming back to work after coronavirus. The European Commission attaches the greatest importance to ensuring that workers can return to the workplace in a safe and healthy environment. The guidance issued today represents a crucial EU contribution in this important period […]

EU Guidance on the collection and transfusion of convalescent COVID-19 plasma

Plasma transfusion is a potentially promising therapy for COVID-19 patients that can be made widely available at relatively short notice by blood services across the EU. The Guidance document on the collection and transfusion of convalescent COVID-19 plasma https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/blood_tissues_organs/docs/guidance_plasma_covid19_en.pdf Search for available translations of the preceding link••• aims to facilitate a common approach across EU […]