The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Kelley M. Boston, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC

Dear Reader,

Response to the COVID-19 pandemic has upended all of our lives and changed the way we work and practice. APIC has worked to rapidly provide infection preventionists with resources to help navigate the many challenges brought by this time.

To provide additional support, the APIC Text has worked with Ericka Kalp and her author team from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Thomas Jefferson University to develop a COVID-19 chapter to serve as a practice resource. You can read it now here:  74. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have also briefly updated several chapters (see our  Recently Updated page) to cover the impacts of COVID-19 in those specific areas.

We hope that you find this content useful, and know that all of us at the APIC Text are so grateful for all that you are doing to protect your patients and communities. Together, we will find our path through these difficult times. 


Kelley M. Boston, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC

Lead Clinical Editor, APIC Text 

COVID-19 NOTICE: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing evolving changes in national, state, and local guidelines related to infection prevention and control. While some of our content discusses COVID-19, please note that the APIC Text is intended as a fundamental reference and should not supersede any official guidance from health authorities. Please check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your state and local health departments for the most up-to-date guidance on COVID-19.