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CDC: Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities (Interim Guidance)

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04/26/2021

CDC: Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities (Interim Guidance)

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  • Source: Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities (Interim Guidance) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/retirement/guidance-retirement-response.html

  • Who is this guidance for?

  • Why is this guidance being issued?

  • What owners, operators, or administrators can do:

  • Cancel all public or non-essential group activities and events.

  • Clean and disinfect all common areas and shared facilities.

  • Inform residents, workers, volunteers, and visitors about COVID-19.

  • Encourage personal protective measures

  • Help residents establish a “buddy” system to ensure they stay connected.

  • Consider limiting the number of non-essential visitors.

  • Screen, when possible, and advise workers and essential volunteers.

  • Follow guidance for businesses and employers

  • What residents can do:

  • Residents can follow the recommendations for persons at higher-risk of COVID-19 to protect themselves and others:

  • Establish a “buddy” system to ensure they stay connected.

  • Ensure continuity of the regular care and medical services they receive.

  • Have medication and supplies on hand.

  • Keep their homes clean and disinfected.

  • What volunteers and visitors can do:

  • What workers can do:

  • When a case has been confirmed in the retirement facility or ILF

  • Coordinate with local health officials.

  • Communicate with residents, workers, volunteers, and visitors.

  • Ask residents to self-monitor for 14 days and take action, if sick.

  • Clean and disinfect thoroughly. Additional information on cleaning and disinfection of community facilities can be found on CDC’s website.