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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance that shortens quarantine in certain situations. CDC: Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reviewing the CDC guidance and will make recommendations over the next few days. We will update all documents to reflect any changes.

For the time being, people should continue to follow the current MDH guidelines, including to stay home (quarantine) for 14 days if exposed to COVID-19. Close Contacts and Tracing

Long-term Care Testing: COVID-19

Testing guidance, recommendations, and resources for long-term care (LTC) facilities.

On this page:
Overview and Guidance
Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) Toolkit
Testing Resources
Antigen Testing
Employee Testing Posters

Overview and Guidance

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

Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) Toolkit

Toolkit components provide broad recommendations to plan for, conduct, and respond to a point prevalence survey (PPS) in long-term care facilities. A majority of the content is relevant for all facilities, whether conducting testing on their own or with state support. Any facility performing PPS should refer to the resources in the section below.

As of 6/24/20

Testing Resources

Resources for facilities undergoing resident or staff testing.

Antigen Testing

Considerations for antigen testing in long-term care facilities.

Employee Testing Posters

Posters for long-term care facilities can download and print to promote employee testing.

Updated Wednesday, 02-Dec-2020 18:21:54 CST