COVID-19 Infection Control Resources

  • Admitting a Resident with COVID-19 v1 (Released 4/10/20)
    If you are accepting the admission of a resident with suspected or positive COVID, consider the tips outlined here.
  • Admitting a Resident with COVID-19 - Spanish v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    If you are accepting the admission of a resident with suspected or positive COVID, consider the tips outlined here. (Spanish version)
  • Admitting Residents from a Hospital Setting v1 (Released 4/16/20)
    Things to consider when admitting residents from a hospital setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Admitting Residents from a Hospital Setting - Spanish v1 (Released 4/16/20)
    Things to consider when admitting residents from a hospital setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • Aerosol-Generating Procedures During COVID-19 v1 (Released 4/14/20)
    The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets, so aerosol-generating procedures can be associated with a high risk of transmission. This is a policy you can use for residents with chronic conditions requiring aerosol-generating procedures
  • Aerosol-Generating Procedures During COVID-19- Spanish v1 (Released 4/17/20)
    The COVID-19 virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets, so aerosol-generating procedures can be associated with a high risk of transmission. This is a policy you can use for residents with chronic conditions requiring aerosol-generating procedures (Spanish version)
  • Airborne Precautions Sign v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended airborne precautions everyone must take.
  • Airborne Precautions Sign Spanish v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended airborne precautions everyone must take (Spanish version).
  • Contact Precautions Sign v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended contact precautions everyone must take.
  • Contact Precautions Sign Spanish v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended contact precautions everyone must take (Spanish version).
  • COVID-19 Care Area v1 - (Released 5/4/20)
    Recommendations for COVID Area/Unit - Dedicated space in the facility to care for residents with Confirmed COVID-19. This could be a dedicated floor, unit, or wing in the facility or group of rooms at the end of a unit.
  • COVID-19 Care Area - Spanish v1 (Released 5/4/20)
    Recommendations for COVID Area/Unit - Dedicated space in the facility to care for residents with Confirmed COVID-19. This could be a dedicated floor, unit, or wing in the facility or group of rooms at the end of a unit. (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 Specimen Collection v1 (Released 5/4/20)
    Policy to adhere to CDC guidelines and physician orders to collect nasopharyngeal specimens for testing for 2019-Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 Specimen Collection - Spanish v1 (Released 5/4/20)
    Policy to adhere to CDC guidelines and physician orders to collect nasopharyngeal specimens for testing for 2019-Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) the virus that causes COVID-19. (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 Testing Consent v1 (Released 5/22/20)
    As we begin testing our residents, we should obtain consent from them. Here is a consent form you can use as a template for your facility.
  • COVID-19 Testing Consent - Spanish v1 (Released 5/22/20)
    As we begin testing our residents, we should obtain consent from them. Here is a consent form you can use as a template for your facility. (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 Testing Decision Tree from Minnesota Association of Geriatric-Inspired Clinicians (MAGIC) (POSTED 4/27)
    Decision tree to assist in deciding whether or not to test a resident for COVID-19. Posted with permission from MAGIC
  • COVID-19 vs Influenza v2 (Updated 4/1/20)
    Symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar but they are caused by different viruses.
  • COVID-19 vs Influenza-Spanish v2 (Released 4/6/20)
    Symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar but they are caused by different viruses. (Spanish version)
  • Droplet Precautions Sign v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended droplet precautions everyone must take.
  • Droplet Precautions Sign Spanish v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended droplet precautions everyone must take (Spanish version),
  • Droplet Precautions (Special- in Addition to Standard) Sign v1
    Sign displaying CDC-recommended special droplet precautions in addition to standard precautions everyone must take.
  • Environmental Infection Control for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    A policy for environmental infection control procedures in place to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
  • Environmental Infection Control for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 - Spanish v1 (Released 4/17/20)
    A policy for environmental infection control procedures in place to prevent transmission of COVID-19. (Spanish version)
  • Housekeeping Protocol Informational Flyer v1 (Released 3/13/20)
    Housekeeping protocol to use during the COVID-19 outbreak