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

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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