State-Level Stay-At-Home Orders Make a Positive Difference

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The effect of state-level stay-at-home orders on COVID-19 infection rates

American Journal of Infection Control

Highlights

  • We examined the effect of state-level stay-at-home orders on COVID-19 diagnoses.
  • Rates of confirmed cases were tracked before and after orders were put in place.
  • Logged infection rates were 0.113/day pre-order and 0.047/day post-order.
  • Results were consistent across states supporting the use of stay-at-home orders.

Abstract

State-level stay-at-home orders were monitored to determine their effect on the rate of confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses. Confirmed cases were tracked before and after state-level stay-at-home orders were put in place. Linear regression techniques were used to determine slopes for log case count data, and meta analyses were conducted to combine data across states. The results were remarkably consistent across states and support the usefulness of stay-at-home orders in reducing COVID-19 infection rates.

Biography
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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    • Edward, Even though they closed nursing homes and those types of facilities to visitors rather early one, there is still the aspect of workers who leave at the end of their shift and return the next day. They become exposed and bring it to the elderly patients who because of their age and pre-existing medical conditions make them prime targets for COVID-19. I am certain that infection in the nursing homes was unintentional, the virus would have spread like wild fire among the elderly residents. Many of the nursing homes and assisted living have eating conditions where people are together several times a day. these homes were one of the types of facilities that were getting testing as soon as it was noted that people who were never out of their home environment were still getting COVID-19. Isolating all positives would be very difficult in these facilities.