ISDH Reporting Order – Issued April 8, 2020
, which goes into effect April 10, 2020, requires COVID-19 reporting for long
term care facilities, prisons, jails, and other congregate housing, to report the following within 24 hours:
- Any resident who tests positive for COVID-19
- Any employee who tests positive for COVID-19
- Any confirmed positive COVID-19 related death OR suspected COVID-19 related death of a resident
- Any confirmed positive COVID-19 related death OR suspected COVID-19 related death of an employee
Confirmed or suspected deaths should be reported regardless of where the death occurred and within 24 hours of the facilities’ knowledge of the death.
ISDH has created an online form for reporting.
For purposes of this reporting tool, nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, residential facilities, and assisted living facilities should enter their report under “Long Term Care Facility”. Other facility types would enter information under “Other Congregate Housing.
This form does not substitute for any other reporting requirements.
Please note, a question to this email does not replace the requirement to use the ISDH online reporting form.