Independent and Assisted Living Facilities

Long-term care, assisted living, and independent living facilities should continue to follow restrictions put in place by the State Department of Health. 

  1. Residents
  2. Building Managers
  3. Vendors, etc.

Prevention 

  • Practice personal protective measures (e.g. handwashing for 20 seconds with soap and water, respiratory etiquette, etc.) 
  • Individuals at risk of severe illness, due to compromised immune system, should stay at home avoiding gatherings or other situations of potential exposures, including travel, church attendance, social events with 10 or more people. 

Cleaning Recommendations 

Residents can practice daily routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.  

Planning and Looking Ahead 

  • Ensure 90-day supply of all medicines. 
  • Ensure 30-day supply of food/personal care items 
  • Use virtual visits (online) with doctor when possible to minimize exposure 
  • Have a plan in place if you get sick and need additional healthcare. 
  • Have plans to contact a friend or loved one for help.