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VHCA-VCAL Answers: Should workers in ALFs be allowed to have fake nails or long nails?

VHCA-VCAL Answers: Should workers in ALFs be allowed to have fake nails or long nails?

The Richmond Times Dispatch fielded a reader question about whether workers in assisted living facilities should be allowed to have fake or long finger nails. Health reporter Tammie Smith reached out to VHCA-VCAL for an answer.

In short, all long term care facilities, assisted living and nursing centers, should have infection control policies that address hand hygiene. Read the full question and answer here.

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