Accepted for Publication: July 7, 2020.
Corresponding Author: Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, Infection Prevention Department, UNC Health Care, 101 Manning Dr, 1063 West Wing, Infection Prevention CB 7600, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: August 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.4221
Author Contributions: Dr Sickbert-Bennett had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Drs Sickbert-Bennett, Samet, and Clapp served as co-first authors and contributed equally to the work.
Study concept and design: Sickbert-Bennett, Samet, Clapp, Chen, Weber, Bennett.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Sickbert-Bennett, Samet, Clapp, Weber, Bennett.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Clapp.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Sickbert-Bennett, Samet, Zeman, Tong, Weber.
Study supervision: Sickbert-Bennett, Samet, Weber, Bennett.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Sickbert-Bennett reports receiving consultation fees from PDI and Johnson & Johnson. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by a cooperative agreement between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the US Environmental Protection Agency (CR 83578501).
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The research described in this article has been reviewed by the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, and the US Environmental Protection Agency and approved for publication. The contents of this article should not be construed to represent US Environmental Protection Agency policy nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
Additional Contributions: We would like to acknowledge David Diaz-Sanchez, PhD, of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Philip Bromberg. PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for their invaluable assistance in the collection of study data and the review of the article. They were not compensated for their contributions.
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