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


Education & Training Resources

COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Toolkit 

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What the Evidence Tells Us

Wednesday November 3rd, 6-7pm EST
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More Information

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

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


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

  • HHS Report: Vaccination Linked to a Reduction of Over a Quarter Million COVID-19 Cases, 100,000 Hospitalizations, and 39,000 Deaths Among Seniors (October 2021)
  • JAMA Original Investigation Article: COVID-19 Risk Factors and Mortality Outcomes Among Medicare Patients Receiving Long-term Dialysis (November 17, 2021)


Testing Guidance for LTCFs

Guidance for all LTCFs


Template Letters to Residents and Families – from VHCA and LeadingAge