Skilled Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

California Health Alert Network (CAHAN)

SNFs and LTCFs can get guidance updates, conference call information, and more from CDPH by registering key staff to receive CAHAN notifications. If no one at your facility is registered for CAHAN, identify an appropriate staff member and send this form to ACPHD.CAHAN@acgov.org.

Outbreaks of disease in congregate living settings are not uncommon, and residents of Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) are at especially high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 due to factors like age and underlying medical conditions.

The Long Term Care Facilities Outbreak Task Force works directly with LTCFs, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE), adult residential facilities (ARF), and licensed assisted living facilities to prevent and contain outbreaks. The Task Force outreach team helps LTCFs across Alameda County prepare their facilities with the education and guidance necessary to prevent new outbreaks of COVID-19. When a facility reports a positive case (or 2+ suspected cases) in either staff or resident, a public health nurse on our Task Force outbreak team is assigned. In addition to providing detailed guidance on our Outbreak Control Recommendations, the outbreak team monitors daily for new or suspected cases. Our nurses work to help facility staff take critical steps necessary to prevent or reduce transmission.  We partner with State and local allies to support mass testing, facilitate resource requests, and perform onsite infection control assessments. The LTCF team works closely with the Alameda County Public Health case and contact teams that investigate every COVID-19 case.

Skilled Nursing Facility Data Snapshot

Guidance

Reporting a case of COVID-19
in Alameda County

As of 5/20/2020 - Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) now reportable in Alameda County. Read the Health Advisory for more information.

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