Overview

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:
CDC LTC Guidance:

COVID-19 Infection Control Facility Assessment

Complete the following infection prevention and control tool to identify critical resource elements.

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LTCF Reporting

How to Report COVID-19 Cases to CDPH:

Both individual lab-confirmed COVID-19 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 on Thursdays by 12 p.m. and can be submitted using the CDPH Facility Summary Report Upload Site.

If you have a resident or staff member with a breakthrough infection (COVID+ result >14 days after being fully vaccinated), please complete the Breakthrough Case Investigation Form.

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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07/30/2021 at 1:00 to 2:00 pm cst

IDPH COVID-19 LTC Q & A Webinar - July 30, 2021

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LTCF Contact

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

312-744-1100