Updated DOH Documents

Updated DOH Documents

Updated DOH Guidance _  Respirator PPE Use

*Please note: As of July 7, 2021
4.  LTCFs are required to provide fit-tested respirators (N95, elastomeric or PAPR) to all HCWs with the potential to have contact with residents known or suspected of having COVID-19:

  • Providing care that requires getting closer than six feet to residents with known OR suspected COVID-19, including residents with one or more symptoms of COVID-19 who have not yet been tested or are awaiting test results.
  • Providing care that requires being in the same rooms as ANY resident who is receiving a procedure or undergoing an activity for which respirators are required due to the generation of aerosols that pose a COVID-19 transmission hazard. This includes, but is not limited to, procedures identified by DOH, CDC, and the following: administering medicines with a nebulizer, spirometry, use of a BiPAP or C-PAP, deep or forced breathing exercises, or collecting or handling specimens from known or suspected COVID-19 patients. The door to the resident room should be closed during the procedure and for at least 3 hours following the procedure. Anyone entering the room within 3 hours following the procedure must wear a respirator. If a facility knows the ventilation and filtration rate of the room, it may use this table from CDC to determine the time a room should stay closed following the procedure. If the door needs to remain open, workers walking by the open door must remain at least 6 feet from the open door, unless wearing a respirator.

Outdoor Visitation Guidance

Updated Visitor Information




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
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