CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Federally-Assisted Housing

CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Federally-Assisted Housing

The CDC has issued Interim Guidance, “Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities.” This guidance is for owners, administrators, operators, workers, volunteers, visitors, and residents of independent living facilities and retirement communities that are not healthcare facilities, including federally-subsidized senior housing. The Interim Guidance notes several different kinds of independent housing “that is usually age-restricted” with support services for older adults it is applicable to various housing, including:

  • Public housing for low- to-moderate income elderly (i.e., all publicly-assisted housing)
  • Assisted living homes that do not provide medical services
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities, which include a range of housing options including independent living  MORE



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