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 v2 (Revised 7/16/20)
    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 v2 (Revised 7/16/20)
    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).
  • Care efficiency Minimizing Interactions v1 (Released 6/25/20)
    The following recommendations are to minimize contact between staff and residents to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Resident procedures and monitoring will be evaluated individually with the physician to avoid any unnecessary contact.
  • Care efficiency Minimizing Interactions - Spanish v1 (Released 6/25/20)
    The following recommendations are to minimize contact between staff and residents to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Resident procedures and monitoring will be evaluated individually with the physician to avoid any unnecessary contact. (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).
  • Contact Tracing Toolkit v1 (Released 6/9/20)
    Toolkit to assist with contact tracing when there's a positive COVID case.
  • Contact Tracing Toolkit - Spanish v1 (Released 6/9/20)
    Toolkit to assist with contact tracing when there's a positive COVID case. (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 Disease Severity v1 (Released 6/12/20)
    A guide to help categorize the severity of a COVID-19 case
  • COVID-19 Disease Severity - Spanish v1 (Released 6/12/20)
    A guide to help categorize the severity of a COVID-19 case (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 Patient Testing Consent v2 (Revised 7/14/20)
    Consent form for patients to sign to collect a specimen for COVID-19 testing.
  • COVID-19 Patient Testing Consent - Spanish v2 (Revised 7/14/20)
    Consent form for patients to sign to collect a specimen for COVID-19 testing. (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)
  • Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions v2 (Revised 6/17/20)
    Policy and procedure you can use when determining when it is appropriate to discontinue transmission-based precautions.
  • Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions - Spanish v2 (Revised 6/25/20)
    Policy and procedure you can use when determining when it is appropriate to discontinue transmission-based precautions. (Spanish version)