Clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities for people with epilepsy

3. Policy in the facilities

At CCE, a program of systematic action was implemented for isolation and on-site testing for COVID-19 suspected residents. Individuals were suspected to have COVID-19 if they had a temperature >37.8°C, or a temperature rise of 1.5°C above their long-term average, and/or new persistent cough or shortness of breath. SWGC was repurposed as an isolation facility. Any individual with suspected COVID-19 was admitted to SWGC (Figure 1, yellow area). Samples were obtained by nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs and tested at the Crick COVID-19 Consortium (CCC) by PCR for SARS-CoV-2[

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