Long-Term Care and Other Congregate Settings

  • Vaccine for those who cannot travel or leave their residences: Find mobile vaccine providers who will come to you with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Guidance Documents for COVID-19

Maricopa County Public Health’s COVID-19 guidance for long-term care facilities and other congregate settings makes recommendations for infection control, monitoring staff and residents, accepting patients from higher-acuity facilities, and more.

Long-term Care Guidance

Other Congregate Settings Guidance

Letters and Templates

  • Letter to Employee or Resident After Possible COVID-19 Exposure: English | Spanish (Word - English Rev. 08/16/21 | Spanish Rev. 08/31/21)
  • Public Health Statement for Medical Absence: English | Spanish (PDF - Rev. 10/15/20)

Other Guidance

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Help Prevent the Spread: Health Education & Empowerment Program

The MCDPH-Medical Reserve Corps Health Education and Empowerment Program goal is to educate and empower congregate care facilities’ non-medical staff on the basics of vaccination and layered prevention strategies. Empowering your staff with best practices of distancing, handwashing, mask wearing, and PPE donning & doffing, will help reduce infectious disease transmission within your facility.

Please call 602-372-3575 or email patti.oneil@maricopa.gov for any questions about this program, and to arrange for a pair of MCDPH-MRC healthcare educators to come to your facility and provide a 1-hour, basic transmission prevention seminar. Schedules will be at your convenience and customized to your needs.

This program does not include specific infection control advice. For any Infection Control (ICAR) guidance or questions, please email ADHS Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) & Antibiotic Resistance program at haiprogram@azdhs.gov

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Still Have Questions?

If you have questions, please submit your question here or call us at 602-506-6767.