Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an unprecedented threat to residents in nursing homes and other adult care facilities in the United States. As of May 21, at least 35,000 residents and workers have died from COVID-19 and more than 174,000 individuals at 7,700 facilities have been infected, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data. As numerous reports and studies have highlighted, this population is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to age, pre-existing medical conditions, and frequent exposure to facility staff, other residents, and visitors to the facility.

This page provides information on COVID-19 in long-term care settings to help you navigate this crisis. Information on Resources, News & Reports, Data, and Federal Guidance can be accessed by selecting the tabs below.

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LTCCC Resources

Fact Sheet: Infection Prevention and Control
Nursing Home 411 Podcasts
LTCCC Webinars
Issue Alert: Infection Control & Prevention

Other Organizations

CARES ACT “Stimulus Check” Fact Sheet
Justice in Aging COVID-19 Resources
CANHR COVID-19 Resources
LTCCC’s Emergency Action Plan for NY State
Issue Alert: Infection Control & Prevention
March 2020 Statement: Coronavirus & Nursing Home Visitation
Nursing Home Staffing (Q4 2019)
Nursing Home Provider Info (April 2020)
Infection Control & Prevention Citations
New York State LTC COVID-19 Fatalities (5/25/2020)
KFF: State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
New York Times: LTC COVID-19 Cases & Fatalities
Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center

The “Provider Info” tab features state and national datasets providing facility information on five-star ratings, special focus facility status, ownership status, health inspection outcomes, location, resident population, and other general information for all U.S. nursing homes.

“Infection Control and Prevention Citations” features state and national datasets listing all facilities that have received a citation for failing to provide sufficient infection prevention and control safeguards for their residents in the last several years.

CMS: Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations (May 18, 2020)
CMS Toolkit: Combating COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
CDC Fact Sheet on Infection Control
CMS Memo: Transfer of Residents (April 13, 2020)
CMS Memo: Prioritization of Survey Activities (March 23, 2020)

Visit CMS’s dedicated webpage for the latest information on the status of the virus and government policy for nursing homes and other healthcare facilities visit. For the latest general information on the virus visit the CDC’s dedicated webpage.