For long-term care facilities

In an effort to continue to decrease the spread of COVID-19, guidelines for long-term care, assisted living, and independent living should continue to follow recommendations that restrict entry to only those who need it as stated in Governor Parson’s orders on April 27, 2020 (Governor Parson - Economic Reopening Phase 1).

  1. Residents
  2. Administrators
  3. Visitors, Vendors, and Caregivers


  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
  • Stay away from others when sick. 
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands.

In long-term care facilities, it is particularly important that we prevent the spread of any viruses within the facility, as well as, coming into the facility from outside family, friends, visitors and vendors. It is important that we take every precaution to protect you. As prevention measures, care facilities are implementing recommendations to limit visitors to facilities unless the visit is necessary. Facilities are also screening all visitors to asses current illness or travel. These measures are being put into place to protect you because older adults with underlying medical conditions are especially at risk.

Planning ahead

Plan to contact your family member or friends through other means, such as phone or video conferencing tools.