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Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Health

COVID-19 Guidance

It is imperative for facilities to be able to demonstrate the actions they have taken (and continue to take) to protect residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The best way to do this is via documentation. Having a “COVID-19 Response” file to record and store copies of documents will keep a timeline of the preventative actions they have taken. We also recommend these documents are identified with a “do not destroy” destruction date.

This file should include all actions a facility took, such as, but not limited to:

  • Visitor restrictions
  • Changes inside facility such as stopping group activities
  • Staff screening methods implemented
  • Infection prevention policy
  • PPE efforts
  • Attempts to bring in additional staff
  • Tests administered
  • Communication to families
  • State orders (stay at home, closing schools, etc)

Please review the document below for our full guidance about what should be included in your COVID-19 Response File.