Nursing home staff networks and COVID-19

  title={Nursing home staff networks and COVID-19},
  author={M. Keith Chen and Judith A. Chevalier and Elisa F. Long},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
Significance Nursing homes account for 40% of US COVID-related fatalities as of August 31, highlighting the urgent need to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission routes in these facilities. Our large-scale analysis of smartphone location data reports half a million individuals entering a nursing home following the March 13 federal ban on visitors. With 5.1% of these individuals entering two or more facilities, a nursing home snapshot network emerges. More connections, likely arising from contractors… Expand
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