Long-term Care: COVID-19 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

CDC has updated recommendations for testing in long-term care facilities, and CMS has updated testing requirements for federally certified nursing homes. MDH is working to update our guidance and recommendation documents.

Long-term Care: COVID-19

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Vaccination
Visitors and outside services
Other resources

Guidance and resources for long-term care (LTC) facilities.

Visit Infection Prevention and Control: COVID-19 for guidance on responding to and monitoring exposures, PPE, and more.

If a resident passes away in your facility, MDH recommends testing for COVID-19 if there are any confirmed cases in your facility or if the cause of death is not clearly due to causes besides COVID-19. A nasal pharyngeal swab needs to be collected from the deceased individual for testing prior to sending the body to the funeral home or medical examiner's office. The specimen can be sent to MDH for COVID-19 testing free of charge. Please see Evaluating and Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for appropriate forms and submission guidance and call MDH (1-877-676-5414) to report the death and suspicion of COVID-19.

Vaccination

Visitors and outside services

Other resources

Updated Wednesday, 13-Oct-2021 13:11:26 CDT