Resources and Guidance
Resource and Guidance
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Guidance for Employers
- If Someone at Your Facility is Sick
- Infection Control and Sanitation
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Public Health Guidance for Facilities
- Resources for Residents, Family and Loved Ones
- Scientific Publications
LONG-TERM CARE AND RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES FAQS
- COVID-19 and Long-Term Care and Residential Care Facilities | County of San Diego
CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) FAQS
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions | County of San Diego
- COVID-19 Updates and Frequently Asked Questions | California Department of Public Health
- COVID-19 Questions and Answers for the Public: Videos | WHO
- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FAQS
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility: Everyday Steps, Steps When Someone is Sick, and Considerations for Employers | CDC
- Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus | Cal/Osha
- What to Do If You Are Sick | CDC
- Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) | CDC
- Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes | CDC
- Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings | CDC
- Interim Guidance for Public Health Personnel Evaluating Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) and Asymptomatic Close Contacts of Confirmed Cases at Their Home or Non-Home Residential Settings | CDC
- Long-Term Care (LTC) Respiratory Surveillance Line List | CDC
- Current Emergencies – Coronavirus | Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
- Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities | CDC
- Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Settings | CDC
COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults (cdc.gov)
- Long-Term Care Facility Toolkit: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC
- Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S. | CDC
- COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Preventing the Spread
of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and independent Living
Facilities | CDC
- About Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) | County of San Diego
- Prevent Getting Sick | CDC
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public | WHO
- Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment | CDC
- Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response | CDC
San Diego Caregivier Coalition
Resources | San Diego Caregiver Coalition
- COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults | CDC
- COVID-19: Tips for Dementia Caregivers | Alzheimer’s Association
- Family and Friends Caregiver Resources | California Department of Aging
- Long Term Care Ombudsman Program | County of San Diego
- Patients, Residents, and Families Information | California Department of Public Health
- Resources for Residents and Families | California Department of Social Services
- Testing in San Diego County | County of San Diego
Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen Test Kits
Abbott BinaxNOW POC antigen test kits are now available in San Diego County for approved health care partners. These point-of-care (POC) antigen diagnostic tests detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and can provide results in less than 20 minutes. Antigen tests have been added to the COVID-19 testing arena to meet the growing demand to identify COVID-19 positive individuals.
If you are interested in receiving these test kits, note a few of the following requirements which are listed in the attachment in further detail:
- UPDATES: Note that CDPH is now allowing organizations to receive and use BinaxNOW kits after the application is submitted (versus after it’s approved) under an emergency temporary allowance detailed here.
- Apply for a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver through CDPH Laboratory Field Services: New Online Application
- Read and acknowledge role and responsibilities in the BinaxNOW Antigen Test Kit Distribution Program
- Complete and sign the Attestation and Trained Staff Table (PDF has 2 pages) – Organizational Checklist and Staffing List for the BinaxNOW Antigen Test Kits.
- Email and attach Proof of Clinical Laboratory Improvements (CLIA) waiver, or a copy of the application submission (with application number), along with the completed and signed PDF Checklist/Attestation, and the Trained Individual List to: LOGS.TESTING.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov
After the Application is submitted, please follow up by sending the CLIA waiver when you receive it
- Requests will be processed by the County’s Testing Logistics team. Incomplete forms will delay delivery. Please allow 2-3 days for processing.
- Steps to take if healthcare personnel (HCP) is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19
- Positive lab tests should be reported to the San Diego County Epidemiology Unit through the normal reporting process, via fax, (858) 715-6458, using the COVID-19 Confidential Morbidity Report Form.
- All positive and negative SARS-CoV-2 test results (including antigen and serology tests that have an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) must be reported by laboratories.
- See our Reporting Guidelines for COVID-19 web page for more information.
- For questions, please contact the Epidemiology Unit at (619) 692-8499.
For additional questions and resources, please email: COVID-LTC@sdcounty.ca.gov