Actively screen every person (both staff and non-staff) that enters the building for fever and other symptoms of COVID-19. Send ill personnel home. Sick leave policies should be flexible and non-punitive.
Request that essential HCP, students, and volunteers provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test from a specimen collected within the preceding week.
Implement universal masking for everyone in the facility.
Both individual lab-confirmed cases and clusters are reportable conditions. Providers must report all positive cases into INEDSS or, if your facility does not have access to INEDSS, via the COVID-19 Online Case Report Form (a confidential online survey powered by IDPH REDCap).
All facilities must submit a weekly COVID-19 Facility Summary Report, capturing all known residents and staff with confirmed COVID-19 infections to date along with any currently symptomatic residents or staff. Additionally, facilities that are conducting in-house antigen testing and do not yet have the ability to report individual-level antigen results (positive, negative, and inconclusive) to IDPH or NHSN must submit a weekly COVID-19 Antigen Test Result Report to CDPH. Both reports are due on Thursdays by 12 p.m. and can be submitted using the CDPH Facility Summary Report Upload Site.