Guidelines
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

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  • Guideline and content adapted from the Fraser Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Alberta Health Services - COVID-19, Nova Scotia Health Authority Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, IWK Health Centre and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

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  11. Alberta Health Services. Provlab Alberta: Collection of a Nasopharyngeal and Throat Swab for Detection of Respiratory Infection Revised March 2017. https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/plab/wf-provlab-collection-of-nasopharyngeal-and-throat-swab.pdf
  12. Public Health Agency of Canada - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)