Reporting Cases in long-term care facilities

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If a resident or employee in your facility is suspected or has tested presumptive (positive) for having the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Facility Administrator (or Designee) must contact their local County Health Authority and APD Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit immediately.

If a resident or staff member in your facility has tested positive the local County Health Authority will begin a contact tracing investigation and ensure appropriate safeguards are taken. The Safety, Oversight and Quality Office will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the residents and staff of the facility. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will continue to provide information to providers through Administrative Alerts as new information is available.

COVID-19 Mandatory Reporting Process, revised 3/13/2020