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Reporting COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Clusters in Health Care Facilities
Long-term care facilities, including group homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and acute care facilities should report using the forms and instructions below.
Long-term care facilities
Long-term care facilities, including group homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities should continue to use the online reporting form.
Acute care facilities
Acute care facilities should report clusters of COVID-19 cases or request technical assistance for management of case clusters by using the online cluster report form.
Acute care facilities should report clusters of COVID-19-like illness that fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in patients with symptom onset (or positive test, if asymptomatic) occurring four or more days after admission for a non-COVID-19 condition. Confirmed cases must occur within a seven-day period, and patients must share an epidemiologic link(s) (e.g., roommate, on same unit).
- Level of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in the community is low to moderate:
- Three or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 occurring within a seven-day period among health care workers who share an epidemiologic link(s).
- Level of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in the community is substantial to high:
- During periods of surge and high community transmission rate, it is difficult to determine whether health care worker transmission and infection occurred within or outside the facility. Facilities should continue to investigate suspected clusters and report any identified cluster of COVID-19 in health care workers that share an epidemiologic link(s).