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


Long-term care facilities should follow CDC guidance for healthcare workers with SARS-CoV-2 infection or exposure as updated December 23, 2021 here and here.

VDH clinician letter (12/29/2021)

VDH FAQs (01/07/2022)


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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

VDH HAI/AR Program Education & Training

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


COVID-19 PCR Test Positivity Rates by Locality in Virginia

PCR Positivity Rates 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