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Texas DSHS: Guidance and Priorities for DIS During COVID-19  

Apr 15, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Texas Department of State Health Services released guidance for HIV/STD Public Health Follow-Up Staff—including Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS), Data to Care, and Field Health Advocates—during COVID-19.

The guidance covers enhanced universal precautions and field safety planning strategies, what staff should do before field work and during patient encounters, how to handle case investigation and more. The Department also released priorities for DIS, indicating which activities should be conducted based on staff capacity.

To learn more, access the guidance (Word document) and view the priorities (Excel sheet). Note that both documents will download to your browser’s ‘Downloads’ folder.


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