ISDH Updates

Important Reminders:
  1. Emergency Preparedness checklist -
  2. LTC facilities must NOW create and implement a plan to have separate rooms, wings, units or floors by moving current residents to handle admissions from the hospital and keep current residents separate, if possible. If this is not possible, the facility must create and implement a plan to cohort COVID-19 positive and negative residents as appropriate. NOTE: The ISDH will not permit LTC facilities to transfer residents to, or prevent residents’ re-admission from, hospitals who are not in need of immediate hospitalization. In the event ISDH issues state or regionally specific guidance that supersedes this guidance, we will update this information
Total positive cases: 981
Total deaths: 24
Total tested: 6,936
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