Long Term Care Facilities and COVID-19
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the New Jersey State Department of Health recommends that all facilities that serve as residential establishments for high risk persons restrict visitors.
Exceptions should include end of life care or other situations determined by the facility to necessitate a visit. If visitation is allowed, the visitor should be screened and restricted if they have a respiratory illness or potential exposure to COVID-19.
Facilities are encouraged to implement social distancing measures and perform temperature and respiratory symptom screening of residents and staff. These establishments include settings such as nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, correction facilities, and facilities that care for medically vulnerable children.
On March 13, 2020, we sent out recommendations letter to Long Term Care Facilities within our jurisdiction. If you did not receive a letter and would like to be added to our list of contacts, please contact us.