Guidance: Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) and Residential Care Facilities for Elderly (RCFEs)

CA Safe Reopening

Guidance on prevention and management of COVID in LTCFs and RCFEs is changing rapidly, so check this webpage for the latest updates and for local guidance.

Long Term Care Facilities

OCHCA Alerts to LTCFs
2019 Novel Coronavirus: OC Update for LTCF’s 7-8-20 https://conta.cc/2ZWF8id

OCHCA Guidance/Resources:

  • Suggestions for Management of Employees Returning from Travel | PDF
  • Guidance on COVID in SNFs 8-30-20 | PDF
  • Criteria for closure and reopening to Admissions in Facilities with COVID 10-26-20 | PDF
  • Community COVID Testing Resources for Staff (note: Anaheim Super Site, OptumServe sites and CVS pharmacy sites will not charge any co-pay, can bill many insurances and will bill HRSA if staff member has no insurance): https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidance:
Link to CDPH All Facility Letters (AFL):https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/LNCAFL20.aspx

Webinars:

  • 6-04-20: Webinar “COVID-19 in SNFs” Presentation Slides | PDF
  • 6-11-20: CAHF meeting “COVID-19 in SNFs” Presentation Slides | PDF
  • 7-30-20: Webinar “COVID Update for LTCFs” Presentation Slides & Recording | PDF | Audio
  • 9-3-20: Webinar “COVID Update for LTCFs” Presentation Slides & Video | PDF | Video

Residential Care Facilities for Elderly

OCHCA Guidance/Resources:

  • Management of COVID in RCFEs 10-25-20 | PDF
  • Guidance on visitation and activities 10-25-20 | PDF
  • Monitoring Elderly COVID Patients in Non-Medical Settings 7-3-20 | PDF
  • Community COVID Testing Resources for Staff (note: Anaheim Super Site, OptumServe sites and CVS pharmacy sites will not charge any co-pay, can bill many insurances and will bill HRSA if staff member has no insurance): https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing 

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Guidance

Link to CDSS Provider Information Notices (PIN): https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/community-care-li-censing/policy/provider-information-notices/adult-senior-care

Webinars:

  • 6-17-20: Webinar: “COVID-19 in MCUs” Presentation Slides  | PDF
  • 7-15-20: Webinar: “COVID in RCFEs Overview” Presentation Slides  | PDF

Key CDC Guidance Documents (Both SNFs and RCFEs):