Long-Term Care and Other Congregate Settings
- Vaccine for those who cannot travel or leave their residences: Find mobile vaccine providers who will come to you with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Guidance Documents for COVID-19
Maricopa County Public Health’s COVID-19 guidance for long-term care facilities and other congregate settings makes recommendations for infection control, monitoring staff and residents, accepting patients from higher-acuity facilities, and more.
- Long-Term Care Visitation Guidance
- Long-Term Care Facility Testing Guidance (PDF - Rev. 05/25/2021)
- Homeless Service Providers Guidance (PDF - 05/20/2021)
- Quarantine guidance and flow chart for household and close contacts of a person with COVID-19:
English | Spanish (PDF - Rev. 08/30/21)
- Home isolation guidance and flow chart for people who test positive or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19:
English | Spanish (PDF - Rev. 04/21/21)
- Long-Term Care Facility Reporting Line List (Excel - 02/26/2021)
- Behavioral Health Residential Facility Guidance (PDF - Rev. 12/07/2020)
- Long-term Care Facility Guidance (PDF - Rev. 12/07/2020)
Letters and Templates
- Letter to Employee or Resident After Possible COVID-19 Exposure: English | Spanish (Word - English Rev. 08/16/21 | Spanish Rev. 08/31/21)
- Public Health Statement for Medical Absence: English | Spanish (PDF - Rev. 10/15/20)
- CDC Nursing Home Infection Prevention Training
- CDC Hand Washing Guidelines
- CDC Guidance on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- CDC Workplace Signs for COVID-19 Precautions and Use of PPE
- List of EPA-registered Disinfectants
- Governor’s Executive Order 2020-22: Protection of Vulnerable Residents PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF PDF
Help Prevent the Spread: Health Education & Empowerment Program
The MCDPH-Medical Reserve Corps Health Education and Empowerment Program goal is to educate and empower congregate care facilities’ non-medical staff on the basics of vaccination and layered prevention strategies. Empowering your staff with best practices of handwashing, mask wearing, and PPE donning & doffing, will help reduce infectious disease transmission within your facility.
Please call 602-372-3575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about this program, and to arrange for a pair of MCDPH-MRC healthcare educators to come to your facility and provide a 1-hour, basic transmission prevention seminar. Schedules will be at your convenience and customized to your needs.
This program does not include specific infection control advice. For any Infection Control (ICAR) guidance or questions, please email ADHS Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) & Antibiotic Resistance program at email@example.com.