Long-term and residential care facilities

Last updated: 5/30/20 12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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Public health order

Amended Public Health Order 20-20: Restricting Visitors at All Colorado Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Residences, and Intermediate Care Facilities (PDF)
 
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.

Quick Guide to Public Health Order 20-20

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_HAIOutbreak@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_HAIOutbreak@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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