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COVID-19 resources for long-term and residential care facilities

Last updated March 6, 2024

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Long-term and residential care facilities are key in preventing and controlling the transmission of COVID-19 among their residents and staff. This page includes links and resources for facilities to combat COVID-19.

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Facility guidance

Nursing Home and Intermediate Care Facility Mitigation and Outbreak Guidance
This guidance provides nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities licensed and/or certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) with recommendations to prevent and control the transmission of COVID-19 within the facility. Most of these facilities are also federally certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Facilities are required to follow this guidance as outlined in 6 CCR 1011-1, Chapter 2, General Licensure Standards

Assisted Living Residences and Group Home Mitigation and Outbreak Guidance
This guidance is for assisted living residences and group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are not regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Board of Health emergency rules require facilities to follow this guidance. Facilities are required to follow this guidance as outlined in 6 CCR 1011-1, Chapter 2, General Licensure Standards.

CDPHE forms and checklists

Outbreak forms

CDC guidance
Need assistance?
Contacts
  • Infection Prevention Program - cdphe_covid_infection_prevention@state.co.us
    • Email questions about:
      • Disease control and guidance.
      • Isolation. 
      • Quarantine. 
      • PPE use. 
      • Infection prevention.
      • Outbreak line lists.
      • Reporting an outbreak.
      • COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment.
      • Newsletters and calls.
  • CDPHE Project Firstline cdphe_project_firstline@state.co.us
    • Access to free infection prevention training resources.
    • Infection prevention training support at your facility.
    • Support for a CO.TRAIN account setup to complete the RCF Infection Prevention Program Training Plan.
Provider and staff resources

Community resources for vaccination clinics and fit testing services

If your facility needs support for fit testing or vaccination, review this online resource during your research for options. Contacting several providers to receive quotes and statements of service offerings will increase your chances of finding a good resource for your facility. The information in this document may change over time and does not include all community vaccinators. CDPHE does not recommend or endorse one site over another. If you have additional resources that you have used that you would like to share with other facilities, email cdphe_covid_infection_prevention@state.co.us.

  • Residential and Long-Term Care Newsletter

Long-Term Care Facility Vaccine Clinic Toolkit

Outpatient COVID-19 Treatments for Long-Term Care Facilities

CO-CARES: The Colorado Alliance for Resilient and Equitable Systems serving the health care workforce

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