Critical Step 5

Identify and manage severe illness

  • Designate a location to care for residents with confirmed COVID-19, separate from other residents. As much as possible, this location should have dedicated staffing and equipment.
  • Monitor ill residents (including documentation of temperature and oxygen saturation) at least every 4 hours (q4) to quickly identify residents who require transfer to a higher level of care.

Tools And Resources

LTFC 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.

LTFC contact

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


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