Long-term care facilities (LTCFs), including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities, provide care to some of the most vulnerable populations, including elderly people and those with chronic medical conditions. 
Resources below aim to provide interim guidance for the prevention and control of COVID-19 in LTCFs.

Given the high risk of spread once COVID-19 enters a LTCF, facilities must act immediately to protect residents, families, and staff from serious illness, complications, and death.

COVID-19 Data

Guidance Documents for Long Term Care

IDPH LTC Guidance:
  • Updated Interim Guidance for Nursing Homes and Other Long Term Care Facilities (revised version released 03/22/2022)  
    • IDPH guidance covering restrictions for nursing homes and other long-term care (LTC) facilities that were instituted to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Also covers infection prevention and control, visitation, communal dining, group activities, beauty/barber services, offsite outings, testing, screening, PPE, etc.
CDC LTC Guidance:

LTCF Reporting

How to Report COVID-19 Cases to CDPH:

**NEW**  Updated CDPH SNF Case Report Form

1. Report lab-confirmed resident and staff cases within 24 hours.
2. Facilities with no new cases must report at least once a week, by Thursday 12 pm (Noon).
3. Effective immediately facilities should not longer submit weekly facility summary reports, enter cases in the Case & Cluster form, or enter cases into the Breakthrough Case Report Form.

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For COVID-19 Long-term Care Guidance and Support: