Critical Step 1

Keep COVID-19 from entering your facility

  • Follow visitation guidance from CDPH, IDPH, and CMS 
  • Ensure that visitors who have COVID-like symptoms or active infections are excluded from the building
  • Actively screen visitors, residents, and staff for symptoms of COVID-19
  • Follow staff testing and exclusion guidance from CDPH, IDPH, and CMS
  • Ensure that staff sick leave policies are flexible and non-punitive
  • Request that contractors, students, and volunteers provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test according to the required frequency outlined by CDPH, IDPH, and CMS
  • Implement universal masking for everyone in the facility
  • Encourage vaccination for all staff, visitors, and residents

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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