Virginia COVID-19 Long-Term Care Task Force

In response to increasing cases of COVID-19 in Virginia's long-term care facilities, Governor Northam established the Virginia COVID-19 Long-Term Care Task Force on April 10 to:

  1. Ensure long-term care facilities have the resources they need to combat the virus;
  2. Strengthen staffing, testing and infection control measures at long-term care facilities; and
  3. Keep stakeholders informed about the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care facilities.

Issue areas being reviewed by the Task Force include facility staffing and financing, infection control, personal protective equipment and supplies,  COVID-19 testing, communications, and discharge planning.

Membership of the task force is broad based, including:

  • State agency representatives
  • Long term care facility representatives
  • Medicaid managed care organizations
  • The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
  • Family members of long-term care facility residents and their advocates

Upcoming Webinars

Coming soon! Foundations Course in Infection Prevention and Control, presented by the Virginia Department of Health in collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University.

Looking to build your knowledge of infection prevention and control? If so, the Virginia Infection Prevention Training Center is pleased to announce a FREE on-demand Foundations Course in Infection Prevention & Control, available starting January 23, 2023.

  • Designed for those starting out in their careers in healthcare who require focused education on infection prevention and control (IPC) concepts.
  • Topics include vaccines, hand hygiene, microbes, personal protective equipment, waste management, and cleaning & disinfection.

Registration link will be posted soon on the VIPTC website or join our mail list for registration announcements. CE credit offered.

Long-term Care Facilities should follow updated CMS guidance for visitation, COVID-19 testing, and CDC COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control recommendations



Education & Training Resources

VDH HAI/AR Program Education & Training Resources

Check the VDH HAI/AR Program Education & Training Web Page for the latest infection prevention and control educational opportunities

COVID-19 Vaccine Training Events

Check the VDH COVID-19 Vaccine Web Page for Healthcare Professionals for the latest vaccine-related training opportunities

Upcoming VDH COVID-19 Vaccine Training Events


Virginia LTC COVID-19 Data


LTC Facilities Reporting Outbreaks of COVID-19

Due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant and the increase in cases and outbreaks across the state, the COVID-19 Outbreaks by Selected Exposure Settings dashboard was reinstated on August 25, 2021. The publicly posted data includes all outbreaks reported to VDH from long-term care facilities and other exposure settings since August 1, 2021 and will be updated weekly.

LTC Outbreak Data


Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities

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