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COVID-19 Update | October 2, 2020
Important Highlights
SHEA testifies before the House Science Committee on COVID-19 Hospital Data Challenges 
Dr. Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH testified on behalf of SHEA before the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on September 23 during the hearing, Data for Decision-Making: Responsible Management of Data During COVID-19 and Beyond. Dr. Maragakis answered questions about the challenges experienced by hospitals following the change from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to the Teletracking System for hospital COVID-19 data collection.
Technical Guidance, Standards and Resources
Occupational Health
 
Special Settings and Populations
 
Testing and Cases
Event Announcements
COVID-19 Partner Update October 5, 2020: Wear It, Don’t Share It – The Art and Science of Cloth Masks (ASPR) 
REGISTER  
Mon. Oct. 5, 3 PM 
Updates on CDC’s COVID-19 response, including the latest scientific information and what everyone should know about protecting themselves and others. 
Speakers: Dr. Cliff McDonald, Dr. Nancy Burton, LCDR Samantha Morgan 
 
Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children: An Update for Pediatric Providers (CDC)  
Thurs., Oct. 8, 2 PM – 3 PM ET 
During this COCA call, subject matter experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and CDC will discuss strategies primary care providers and medical subspecialists can use to improve flu prevention and control in children this season. 
Speakers: Fatimah Dawood, MD, Anne Kimball, MD, MPH, Flor Munoz, MD, MSc, FAAP
Trade Press, Journal Articles, and White Papers
Preventing and Responding to COVID-19 on College Campuses. Walke HT, Honein MA, Redfield RR. JAMA. Published online September 29, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.20027  
 
Infant Outcomes Following Maternal Infection with SARS-CoV-2: First Report from the PRIORITY Study. Valerie J Flaherman, MD, MPH, Yalda Afshar, MD, PHD, John Boscardin, PHD, Roberta L Keller, MD, Anne Mardy, MD, Mary K Prahl, MD, Carolyn Phillips, MD, Ifeyinwa V Asiodu, RN, PHD, W Vincenzo Berghella, MD, Brittany D Chambers, PHD, Joia Crear-Perry, MD, Denise J Jamieson, MD, MPH, Vanessa L Jacoby, MD, MAS, Stephanie L Gaw, MD, PHDClinical Infectious Diseases, ciaa1411.  
 
Measurement of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater tracks community infection dynamics. Peccia, J., Zulli, A., Brackney, D.E. et al. Nat Biotechnol 38, 1164–1167 (2020).  
 
Clustering and superspreading potential of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Hong Kong. Adam, D.C., Wu, P., Wong, J.Y. et al. Nat Med (2020).  
 
Change in Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 Over 60 Days Among Health Care Personnel in Nashville, Tennessee. Patel MM, Thornburg NJ, Stubblefield WB, et al. JAMA. Published online September 17, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.18796 
SHEA Education and Events
SHEA Podcast: We’re All in this Together: COVID-19 Allies in Infection Prevention
This series focuses on the collaborative efforts and opportunities for different disciplines to address and confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week's episode will include discussion around what different organizations are doing to address COVID-19, what have been the biggest challenges, what changes have been made, and what opportunities there are to work together to handle the pandemic. Access the full podcast series on LearningCE.

Tune in to the latest episode: Rising to the Challenge of COVID-19 with PIDS
 
SHEA Rapid Response Podcast: COVID-19 Update: What We Know Now
This series highlights changes in the COVID-19 outbreak and updates in the medical literature. Each week's episode will include a summary of important news, a brief summary of medical literature and guidelines on infection prevention that have been published related to COVID-19, and discussion around the latest and most important questions surrounding the outbreak. Access the full podcast series on LearningCE.   
  
Tune in to the latest episode: COVID-19 International Perspectives: Brazil
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