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
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.
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.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has information on standard precautions that is useful for all health care providers in long term care facilities.
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.
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.
Facilities looking for additional antigen test kits for testing residents and staff, please fill out this form (also located in the Quick Links section). If the need is urgent, as in the facility is having a COVID-19 outbreak, please email the Testing Logistics Team at nCovidfirstname.lastname@example.org.