Critical Step 4

Assess supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and initiate measures to optimize current supply

  • If you anticipate or are experiencing PPE shortages:
    • Work with new or existing vendors to acquire additional PPE. 
    • Consider extended use of respirators, facemasks, and eye protection or prioritization of gowns for certain resident care activities.

Tools And Resources

COVID-19 Reporting

For COVID-19 Long-Term Care Guidance And Support:


How to Report COVID-19 Cases to CDPH:

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.  This report is due each Thursdays by 12 p.m. and can be submitted using the CDPH Facility Summary Report Upload Site.

We also ask that any potential reinfections (e.g., new positive results >90 days after the original infection) be reported through the optional SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Case Investigation Form

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