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CDC Seeks Notification of COVID-19 Cases at Assisted Living Facilities

While skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes have received heavy scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended prompt reporting of COVID-19 cases at assisted living facilities as well. These facilities, which provide personal care to residents (as opposed to medical care provided in nursing homes), are not required to report cases to the National Healthcare Safety Network whereas nursing homes are, but the CDC strongly recommends that assisted living facilities immediately notify the appropriate health department of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases and follow other strict guidelines for the protection of staff and residents.