Last updated October 19, 2023
The Colorado Board of Health approved updates to the Chapter 2 general licensure standards at the April 2023 meeting. Updates include new infection prevention requirements for health care facilities that became effective June 14, 2023. The Nursing Home and Intermediate Care Facility Mitigation and Outbreak Guidance and Assisted Living Residences and Group Home Mitigation and Outbreak Guidance have been updated to reflect those changes.
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.
- Nursing Home and Intermediate Care Facility Mitigation and Outbreak Guidance
- Assisted Living Residences and Group Home Mitigation and Outbreak Guidance
- Long-Term Care Facility Vaccine Clinic Toolkit
- Vaccination and fit testing resources
- Outpatient COVID-19 Treatments for Long-Term Care Facilities
- Report an outbreak
- Contact the infection prevention program
- Residential and Long-Term Care Newsletter (September 1, 2023)
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). Board of Health emergency rules require facilities to follow this guidance.
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.
CDPHE forms and checklists
- Complete CDPHE’s online form to report an outbreak at your facility. If you are unable to access the online form, fill out the PDF outbreak form and email it to your email@example.com.
- COVID-19 line list templates | Español (Excel)
- CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.
- CDPHE hosts a bi-weekly virtual technical support meeting. Register for the support meeting at this link.
- If you would like to sign up to receive occasional infection prevention updates, including our bi-weekly newsletter and slides following the technical support meeting, sign up to receive email notifications.
- CDPHE’s call center is available to answer calls from facilities from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 303-692-2700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After hours, call 303-370-9395.
- Find your local public health agency.
- Infection Prevention Program - email@example.com
- Email questions about:
- Disease control and guidance.
- PPE use.
- Infection prevention.
- Outbreak line lists.
- Reporting an outbreak.
- COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment.
- Newsletters and calls.
- Email questions about:
- CDPHE Project Firstline - firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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. If you have additional resources that you have used that you would like to share with other facilities, email email@example.com.