Long-term and residential care facilities

Last updated October 26, 2022.








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.

Guidance for residential care facilities

CDPHE guidance and resources:

Setting specific guidance
COVID-19 vaccination

CDPHE Forms and Checklists

Outbreak forms

CDC guidance

CMS guidance 

    Residential care strike team

    In order to reduce the spread of illness and the number of deaths in residential care settings, the state launched a Residential Care Strike Team in late April 2020. The Residential Care Strike Team is composed of representatives of the Governor’s office and state agencies that play a role in regulating and supporting residential care facilities: The Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Human Services (DHS), Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), Department of Public Safety and Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The goal of the Residential Care Strike Team is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in all high-density environments serving older adults and people with disabilities.

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