Concern over the coronavirus is growing as a significant outbreak in the United States becomes increasingly likely. According to researchers, residents in nursing homes and other adult care facilities are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus due to their age, pre-existing medical conditions, and frequent exposure to facility staff, other residents, and visitors to their facility.

This page provides information and resources to help residents and those who work with them. We will endeavor to keep it up to date with the latest information about federal guidance for nursing homes and other developments related to protecting people in residential care settings. However, for the latest information on the status of the virus and government policy for nursing homes and other healthcare facilities visit CMS’s dedicated webpage. For the latest general information on the virus visit the CDC’s dedicated webpage.

LTCCC Resources

March 2020 Statement: Coronavirus & Nursing Home Visitation
March 2020 Alert: Protecting Vulnerable Residents From Coronavirus
Fact Sheet: Infection Prevention and Control
Issue Alert: Infection Control & Prevention

Other Resources

CDC Fact Sheet on Infection Control
CDC Info on Preventing Spread of Coronavirus in LTC Facilities
CMS Memo: Suspension of Survey Activities