Public Health Has New Order for Facilities

The LA County Department of Public Health has made their new Health Officer Order available online. The Order is for all licensed congregate healthcare facilities, defined as follows:

Adult Residential Care Facilities (ARF) all license types
Chronic Dialysis Clinics
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Hospice Facilities
Intermediate Care Facilities of all license types
Psychiatric Health Facilities
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
Residential Facilities for the Chronically Ill
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Social Rehabilitation Facilities
Long-Term Care Facilities
Congregate Living Health Facilities
Nursing Facilities
The Order includes measures intended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in these facilities and to protect vulnerable residents, as well as staff.  The measures include restricting all visitors, suspending all communal dining and activities to ensure physical distancing, and testing for all employees and residents. Staff will be required to wear surgical masks at all times and personal protective equipment when appropriate. Residents will also need to wear surgical masks or cloth face coverings when they are outside of their personal room.

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