ALTSA: ALF #2020-041

ALTSA: ALF #2020-041

In response to requests for recommendations for limiting COVID-19 exposure in long-term care settings, the Department of Health and Department of Social and Health Services published the Safe Start for Long Term Care Recommendations and Requirements: Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Enhanced Services Facilities and Safe Start Recommendations and Requirements: Certified Community Residential Services and Support (recommendations and requirements). Since the initial publication of the recommendations and requirements, there have been two changes made to the document. One change is related to medically and nonmedically necessary trips during Phase 1 for Adult Family Homes (AFH), Assisted Living Facilities (ALF), Enhanced Services Facilities (ESF); and Certified Community Residential Services and Support (CCRSS); and another change is related to Adult Family Home (AFH) group activities during Phases 2 and 3. This letter also clarifies recommendations and requirements related to outdoor visits at homes and facilities that have a staff or resident test positive for COVID-19.

See full letter here.




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804