CDC Guidance for Senior Housing Communities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted interim guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in retirement communities and independent living facilities. The guidance recommends owners, administrators and operators:

  • cancel all public or non-essential group activities and events;
  • clean and disinfect all common areas and shared facilities;
  • inform residents, workers, volunteers and visitors about COVID-19;
  • encourage personal protective measures;
  • help residents establish a “buddy” system to ensure they stay connected;
  • consider limiting the number of non-essential visitors;
  • screen, when possible, and advise workers and essential volunteers; and
  • gollow guidance for businesses and employers.