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CDC Issues Recommendations for Adult Day Care Operations During COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance providing recommendations regarding operation of adult day programs during COVID-19. The documents are appropriate for participants and providers and address issues such as promotion of behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19, infection control practices, maintenance of healthy operations, signage throughout programs, health screenings, isolation and transport of staff and participants who have symptoms while at program, modified program layout, activities, transportation, maintenance of healthy environments regarding ventilation, restrooms, shared areas, and more. They also provide mental health resources.

The documents will be helpful for both social adult day and adult day health care (ADHC) program operation. As members know, the Department of Health (DOH) recently issued guidance reopening ADHC programs across the state. The reopening process will likely take several weeks to months.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342