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Review CDC guidance for handling of remains as surge continues

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February 11, 2021

The CDC offers this guidance for the handling of COVID-19 patients postmortem. You can find the information online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-postmortem-specimens.html#human-remains.

Handling and transportation of human remains

From the CDC:

“The risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus from human remains outside of the autopsy setting is low; however, use standard precautions, including additional PPE if splashing of fluids is expected when handling and transporting human remains.

The CDC offers this guidance for the handling of COVID-19 patients postmortem. You can find the information online at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-postmortem-specimens.html#human-remains.

Handling and transportation of human remains

From the CDC:

“The risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus from human remains outside of the autopsy setting is low; however, use standard precautions, including additional PPE if splashing of fluids is expected when handling and transporting human remains.



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