Long-term and residential care facilities

Last updated: 9/12/20 1:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Public health order

 Public health and executive orders page for Public Health order 20-20 and others.
 
This order requires all Colorado licensed or certified skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and assisted living residences to take a number of steps to help prevent and control outbreaks. Please read the public health order carefully. It requires:

  • A severe limit on visitors.
  • An at-the-door symptom check for all employees, vendors, and visitors before entering the facility. 
  • All facilities to submit a COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan to CDPHE by May 1, 2020. 
  • People who have COVID-19 symptoms or positive tests to be isolated.
  • Ensuring all residents have access to necessary medical care.
  • Facility residents and employees to wear a mask or other face-covering when in public. Employees must wear an appropriate mask at all times when in the facility.

COVID-19 prevention and response plan

Public Health Order 20-20 required all Colorado licensed or certified skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and assisted living residences to submit a COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan to CDPHE by May 1, 2020.

Guidance for long-term care facilities

Guidance for retirement communities and independent living facilities

Forms and guidance for outbreaks

To report a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19, complete the Outbreak Report Form and send it to your local public health agency or to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment via secure email to cdphe_covid_outbreak@state.co.us

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Guidance

Need assistance?

  • To receive information about upcoming calls, including the state health department's weekly call with long-term care facilities, and resources related to infection prevention topics, please sign up at here: http://eepurl.com/dKuwjQ

  • State public health also 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 cdphe_covid_outbreak@state.co.us After hours, call 303-370-9395.

  • Find your local public health agency

  • For questions about how to submit your isolation plan, please contact (303) 692-2836.

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