Belvin Reed, RN, BSN,
Public Health Nurse Manager
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Phone: 732-493-9520 x 103
FAX: 732-493-9521
1540 West Park Avenue
Ocean Township, NJ

Long Term Care Facilities and COVID-19

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the New Jersey State Department of Health recommends that all facilities that serve as residential establishments for high risk persons restrict visitors.  

Exceptions should include end of life care or other situations determined by the facility to necessitate a visit. If visitation is allowed, the visitor should be screened and restricted if they have a respiratory illness or potential exposure to COVID-19.

Facilities are encouraged to implement social distancing measures and perform temperature and respiratory symptom screening of residents and staff. These establishments include settings such as nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, correction facilities, and facilities that care for medically vulnerable children. 

On March 13, 2020, we sent out recommendations letter to Long Term Care Facilities within our jurisdiction. If you did not receive a letter and would  like to be added to our list of contacts, please contact us.  

LTCF Resources
NJ DOH Guidance for Health Care Facitilies - Prevention and Exposure of Healthcare Workers and Employees
NJDOH Key Messages for Long Term Care Facilities
Strategies to Prevent Spread Long Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes
Infection and Control for Patient with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 
Health Care Supply of Personnel Protective Equipment
Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Settings