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COVID-19 Information & Resources

Visit this page regularly for current information, tools, and resources to help LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware members plan for and respond to COVID-19. We are working to monitor the situation closely.

In collaboration with peer organizations and federal agencies, we will ensure that the health of the older adult population is a top priority during this time.

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From the World Health Organization

From the IRS

From the New Jersey Department of Health

NJDOH: Outbreak Response Plans / Notifications Regarding COVID-19 

In a press conference on April 4, Health Commissioner Persichilli stated that all Long Term Care facilities must have an outbreak response plan that includes: Clear policies for the notification of residents, residents’ families, visitors, and staff in the event of an outbreak of a contagious disease at a facility. Notification must be made in-person or in writing by Monday, April 6.  Later that evening, DOH released the following two guidance memos. Please read them carefully.

  • First DOH Memo: explains the Department’s expectations of nursing homes, assisted living communities, comprehensive personal care homes, dementia care homes and residential health care facilities licensed under DOH with respect to notification concerning COVID-19. This is the memo that was referred to in the Governor’s press conference earlier today.
  • Second DOH Memo: is specific infection prevention expectations related to assisted living residences, CPCHs and ALPs

From the NJDHS Department of Aging Services (DoAS)

  • Policy guidance from DoAS for long term care providers regarding the suspension of face-to-face visits as well as temporary suspension of PASRR Level I and Level II requirements.
  • Long Term Service and Supports / Office of Community Choice Contact list

From the Delaware Division of Public Health

From the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

  • The Delaware Division of Public Health Call Center has established a line for long term care facility questions. Please refer questions regarding long term care facility issues to the call center at (866) 408-1899 ext.2.
    • Call line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
  • All facilities are required to complete a screening of all staff for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to work each day. Guidance on the screening process can be found here.
  • Updated SHOC Status Form
  • Test Request Form

The State Health Operations Center (SHOC) will be having a weekly call each Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 AM to update the nursing and assisted living facilities on the latest COVID-19 information. Conf. Call 1-866-506-5180 , Participant 65180

CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19

Update on CMS-CDC Reporting Start Date

CMS released the attached memo detailing the reporting requirements that will take effect on May 17 with a two week grace period to May 24 (Read LeadingAge’s analysis). Facilities must submit their first set of data by 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 17, 2020 to the NHSN Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Module. Take Action: Register now for NHSN and begin collecting data starting May 8, 2020.  Please note: registration is taking more time than expected and we encourage you to start now to avoid further delays that may impact your compliance. The memo provides an overview of the registration process. Here is the link to the memo (also attached QSO 20-29).  For questions or concerns regarding this memo, please contact   Previous QSO Memos are posted on the S&C website.

We are at a critical time in which community containment measures may be increasingly difficult to implement and enforce. Now is the time to prepare your employees, operations and family.