Healthcare Providers Rarely Catch COVID-19 on the Job

April 23, 2021

(Medscape) – Healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States rarely become infected with SARS-CoV-2 through patient care, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated SARS-CoV-2 infections in a group of healthcare personnel (HCP) and found that most infections could not be linked to a patient or co-worker – suggesting that good adherence to infection-control procedures offer significant protection to HCP caring for COVID-19 patients.