Public Health Emergency and Isolation Room Guidelines

AIIR and Isolation Precaution Quick Reference

While the general public and news cycle is consumed with fear and uncertainty of a new outbreak, this is what you prepare for daily. The SARS outbreak in 2003 led to a significant CDC guideline update for isolation precautions. These isolation room guidelines are especially relevant for this moment with the Coronavirus (or COVID-19).

Professional Preventionists at hospitals, outpatient and ambulatory centers, urgent care centers and other healthcare facilities manage a dizzying array of standard procedures for infection control. This page provides quick access to initiating isolation and quarantine guidelines:


For Heads of Infection Prevention

This guideline includes details for Transmission based precautions for Airborne Infection.

For Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officers

For Engineers and Facilities Managers

Provides guidance on environmental controls and temporary setup for mitigating risks of airborne infectious diseases in healthcare settings.

For State and Local Emergency Response Officials

See section: 11, Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions, under Capabilities (page 102).


Preparing for the Next Public Health Outbreak

Guidelines are ever-changing. So are the solutions best suited for dealing with the next public health emergency. When rapid deployment and isolations and containing infectious agents matter most, be prepared with STARC’s award-winning RealWall™.

COVID-19 Enhanced Cleaning Protocols for STARC Wall Systems

We have also compiled a new list of procedures that should be followed before moving or removing STARC RealWall™ or LiteBarrier™ wall panels, doors, and accessories either within any facility or transporting them to a different location including a warehouse.

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