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

Long-term Care Testing: COVID-19

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

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

Overview and Guidance

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

Nursing facilities

Federally certified nursing facilities in Minnesota should refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) memo below for COVID-19 testing guidelines:

Assisted living facilities

Antigen Testing

Considerations for antigen testing in long-term care facilities.

Video: Reporting of Point-of-Care Antigen Tests by Long-term Care Facilities
Short video describing how to fill in the point-of-care antigen test reporting template.

Transcript: Reporting of Point-of-Care Antigen Tests by Long-term Care Facilities (PDF)

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.

Employee Testing Posters

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

Updated Thursday, 14-Oct-2021 09:27:29 CDT