Coronavirus COVID-19: Congregate Care Facility Information

Selected Guidance

Resource How to Use Updated
Congregate Care Resource Request Guidance County-specific guidance for congregate care resource requests 5/12/2020
Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes Considerations for use of test-based strategies for preventing SARS CoV-2 transmission in nursing homes 5/26/2020
Universal Testing FAQs PA DOH frequently asked questions on universal testing in Long Term Care facilities 5/19/2020
Guidance for Healthcare Facilities CDC guidance for various types of facilities 4/23/2020
FAQs for Families of Nursing Care staff and residents Nursing care facilities are experiencing many challenges as they continue to provide services while protecting the health of employees and residents. PA DOH issued FAQs to address concerns that families have raised. 5/6/2020
Mask guidance for healthcare workers Guidance for which type of mask to wear in specific situations for specific populations. 5/12/2020
Guidance for Duration of Isolation for COVID-19 This is a summary of recent CDC and PA DOH guidance regarding isolation for those with COVID-19. 5/6/2020
PPE Optimization From the CDC: Strategies to optimize the supply of PPE when faced with a shortage 4/29/2020
Return to Work Guidance Guidance to support employers and employees in returning to work following home isolation 5/26/2020
Assessment of HCP Exposed at Work Assessment to use with healthcare personnel potentially exposed to COVID19 4/1/2020
COVID-19 Testing Guidance Infographic with instructions for individuals tested for COVID-19 4/1/2020
Interim Guidance for Nursing Facilities Reminder –PA DOH Interim guidance for nursing facilities during COVID-19 5/12/2020

For a full list of Guidances for congregate settings please go to: and


Resource How to Use Updated
Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Toolkit COVID-19 resources for post-acute and long-term care facilities 3/26/2020
Antibody Testing Toolkit Test toolkit guidance and information 4/29/2020
Antibody Testing Request and Response Form Test toolkit documentation 4/21/2020
Congregate Care Toolkit Guidance to support congregate care sites in the planning for and response to COVID-19 3/26/2020


Resource How to Use Updated
PPE Burn Rate Calculator Mobile app to calculate PPE consumption rate or “burn rate”. 5/4/2020
CDC LTC Webinars Short webinar series on COVID-19 prevention messages for long term care staff. 4/15/2020
N95 User Seal Check How to do a user seal check for N95 masks 5/6/2020
COVID Testing FAQs Comprehensive FAQ on antibody testing for COVID-19 4/25/2020
How to Safely Wear a Mask Infographic with clear visual guidance related to wearing masks 4/21/2020
Vetted PPE Suppliers List of vetted PPE suppliers for procurement 4/29/2020
Disease Report Form Report disease cases to the Chester County Health Department 4/29/2020
Reference Guides for SNF This document provides guidance on daily reporting requirement to PA DOH 4/29/2020
Bureau of Lab Priority Congregate care settings have priority for testing at Bureau of Labs. These documents can help with that process. 4/29/2020
Healthcare Worker Discounts List of businesses providing support for healthcare providers, military, and first responders 5/19/2020
Resource How to Use Updated
CareerLink – Virtual Business Services Offerings Information for virtual recruitment events, employer support webinars and one-to-one planning sessions 4/21/2020
Staffing Agencies Serving Delaware and Chester Counties Directory of local agencies to support shortages or staffing needs 4/29/2020
Staffing Resources for Nursing Care Facilities Resource for facilities in response to COVID-19 4/19/2020
Mental Health
Resource How to Use Updated
Physician Support Line Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service to provide peer support to physicians during the COVID-19 epidemic 4/29/2020
Leadership Guide to Restoring the Workforce Delaware County’s Leadership Guide to Restoring Resiliency within the Workforce 5/6/2020
Spiritual Care Line In response to the unique challenges presented by COVID-19 to the people of Pennsylvania, the Keystone Disaster Spiritual Care Network has established a Spiritual Care Call Line to provide appropriate and respectful disaster spiritual care to people of all ages, races, and religions. 4/29/2020

Call recordings and transcripts

These will download as zip files
Resource How to Use Updated
Transcript and Recording May 15 5/15/2020
Transcript and Recording May 8 5/8/2020
Transcript and Recording May 1 5/1/2020
Transcript and Recording April 24 4/24/2020
Transcript and Recording April 17 4/17/2020
Transcript and Recording April 10 4/10/2020
Transcript and Recording April 3 4/3/2020