Long-term Care

COVID-19, which is caused by the novel coronavirus, is widespread in the United States, including in Arizona. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and range from mild to severe. COVID-19 symptoms include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, body/muscle aches, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Some people show no symptoms at all but can still transmit the virus.

Despite recent lifting of stay-at-home orders and other social distancing restrictions in Arizona, all long-term care facilities (LTCF) should continue to restrict entry for non-essential visitors and follow the guidance below. 

The PCHD has prioritized COVID-19 response resources for LTCFs, including long-term acute care, skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitation and memory care facilities as well as group homes and hospice. In response to the COVID-19, the Long-Term Care team can offer:
  • Support with interpretation and implementation of guidance to prevent COVID-19
  • Assistance with staffing, testing, and personal protective equipment requests
  • Notifications and weekly calls to discuss updated recommendations

Facility Guidance

Facility Guidance

Guidance to help manage resident and facility needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facility Guidance

PPE Request

PCHD is coordinating relief efforts to get healthcare and other response partners the supplies they need. 

Facility Guidance


Governor's reopening guidance and LTC Specific reopening guidelines from the CDC, ADHS, etc.

Facility Guidance


Videos, letters, templates, and resources for mental health care and alternative housing for healthcare workers.

Facility Guidance

Reporting Cases

Submit your facility's linelist.

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