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Coronavirus Disease 2019

Community Care Facilities

This page is intended for Community Care Facilities (CCFs). In Los Angeles County, these are non-skilled nursing facilities where residents live together in a congregate setting and receive care. Facilities included in this category are defined in the Health Officer Order:

  1. Adult Residential Care Facilities (ARF) all license types
  2. Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  3. Intermediate Care Facilities of all license types
  4. Psychiatric Health Facilities
  5. Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
  6. Residential Facility Chronically Ill
  7. Social Rehabilitation Facilities
  8. Long-Term Care Facilities
  9. Congregate Living Health Facility, excluding Skilled Nursing Facilities
  10. Substance use disorder residential and mental health residential treatment facilities
LAC DPH COVID-19 Guidance for Community Care Facilities
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This guidance outlines specific steps facilities should take to help prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their facility. Updated 11-24-20

Infection Prevention and Control Resources for Community Care Facilities
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Each CCF staff person must have training in fundamental infection prevention and control principles. Ongoing education is necessary to remain aware of new information, trends, best practices, and to refresh existing knowledge. This resource includes recommended trainings in several key areas of infection prevention.

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Project Firstline is the CDC’s new infection control training collaborative designed to help every frontline healthcare worker gain knowledge and confidence about infection control. Learn more about Project Firstline and upcoming trainings.

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has information on standard precautions that is useful for all health care providers in long term care facilities.

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LAC DPH Acute Communicable Disease Control (ACDC) provides signs that can be printed and posted in the facility outlining transmission based precautions for different types of infectious disease.


Employers should inform all employees on how they can obtain COVID-19 testing. This could be through the employer, local health department, the federal government, a health plan or at a community testing site. See Cal/OSHA Test FAQs.

LAC DPH COVID-19 Testing for general information about testing including types of tests, when, where, and how to get a test.

Please note all commercial and Medi-Cal health plans in California must provide COVID-19 testing and visits with zero cost sharing. Health plans must cover the testing whether the person is symptomatic or asymptomatic and regardless of whether the person has had recent known or suspected exposure to COVID-19. See Department of Managed HealthCare All Plan Letter.

Take advantage of State Testing resources. The State Testing Task Force supports PCR and antigen testing programs. PCR tests results are highly sensitive and provide results in 24-48 hours. Rapid antigen tests are performed onsite and provide results in 15-30 minutes.

  • Information is available on the State Testing Task Force Antigen and PCR Testing Resource pages. Click here and enter your organization type to get started. The website will guide you through an application process to access either PCR testing through the Valencia Branch Laboratory or Antigen testing with confirmatory PCR testing.
  • To qualify for the State Testing Task Force resources, employers will need a lab directory, healthcare workers to administer the test, and a CLIA waiver.

County-sponsored community locations-these are preferred for under-insured/uninsured individuals needing testing. Visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ to search non-County operated test sites near you.

Vaccine Resources
  • Resources for Managing Infections in Community Care Facilities: (1-17-23) Recording | Slides
  • Prioritizing Self-Care: Creating a Wellness Plan in Uncertain Times: (11-10-20) Recording | Slides
  • Influenza Management During COVID-19: (10-27-20) Recording | Slides

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