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March NORC Notes: Coronavirus Prevention in LTC Facilities - Information for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs

March 6th, 2020

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, it is important for Ombudsman programs and other advocates to be informed and take precautions in order to prevent the spread.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the health risk of COVID-19 for the general public in the United States is low currently.  However, just as with influenza and other viral infections, older adults and some individuals with preexisting medical conditions are at an increased risk for more severe illness.

The information in the March NORC Notes includes tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19, considerations for facility visits, and links to additional information.