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 Guidance/Resources:

  • Guidance on COVID in SNFs 1-29-21 | PDF
  • OCHCA Guidance on Visitation and Activities in SNFs 3-30-21 | (under revision)
  • Criteria for closure and reopening to Admissions in Facilities with COVID 10-26-20 | (under revision)
  • 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

OCHCA Alerts to LTCFs
2019 Novel Coronavirus: OC Update for LTCF’s 07-08-20 https://conta.cc/2ZWF8id

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidance:

Webinars:

  • 03-18-21: "Considerations for the Red Tier" | PDF | Video
  • 01-22-21: "COVID-19 Treatment - First Do No Harm" PDF, "COVID-19 Vaccine Update" PDF, Video (of both presentations)
  • 11-18-20: Keeping COVID Away for the Holidays | PDF | Video
  • 09-03-20: Webinar “COVID Update for LTCFs” Presentation Slides & Video | PDF | Video
  • 07-30-20: Webinar “COVID Update for LTCFs” Presentation Slides & Recording | PDF | Video
  • 06-11-20: CAHF meeting “COVID-19 in SNFs” Presentation Slides | PDF
  • 06-04-20: Webinar “COVID-19 in SNFs” Presentation Slides | PDF

Residential Care Facilities for Elderly

OCHCA Guidance/Resources:

  • Management of COVID in RCFEs 2-1-21 | PDF
  • RFCE Activity and Visitation Guidance 4-8-21 | (under revision)
  • Monitoring Elderly COVID Patients in Non-Medical Settings 07-03-20 | 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

CDC Guidance for Vaccine Prep: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/toolkits/long-term-care/index.html

Webinars:

  • 06-17-20: Webinar: “COVID-19 in MCUs” Presentation Slides  | PDF
  • 07-15-20: Webinar: “COVID in RCFEs Overview” Presentation Slides  | PDF
  • 10-29-20: Webinar: “COVID-19 Update for RCFEs” Presentation Slides | PDF | Video

Key CDC Guidance Documents: