Facility Operations

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Visit this website daily for the latest information that FHCA has to share about COVID-19. As concerns arise with the emerging coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, we are working with our state partners, including Florida Department of Health and Agency for Health Care Administration to ensure nursing centers receive necessary guidance to prevent the spread of this disease.

FHCA Nursing Home Health & Regulatory Partner Call
Every Thursday
4:15 p.m. EST

Lines are limited, participants are encouraged to call in early.

Dial 1-866-951-1151
Room Number 8484844#

All participants will be muted during these calls to help streamline information delivery. Participants are asked to email questions in advance to covid@fhca.org - please enter “FHCA Call Question” in the subject line.

If you are a member of the press, we ask you to please listen to the call recordings vs dial in to the calls live. This ensures our providers on the front lines have first access to the limited lines available for these calls.

State/Federal Stakeholder Calls

Visit the FHCA home page for a list of upcoming COVID-19 stakeholder calls, webcasts and webinars.

State of Florida Updates

On March 15, at the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued an Emergency Order tightening the temporary restrictions for all individuals entering residential and long-term care facilities. For the next 30 days, all individuals will be prohibited from entering nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Review Emergency Order 20-006 for specific details and guidance.

FHCA Communications

FHCA-Partner Conference Calls
Click Here for Archives of FHCA Partner Call Audio Recordings

FHCA Email Alerts
Click Here for March-April Archives of FHCA Email Alerts

Guidance and Resources

COVID-19 Positive Cases

Statewide Testing Initiative Resources


Hurricane Season & COVID-19

EMS Facility Site Visits

Restrictions/Screening Tools


Health Care Personnel


Child Care

Communal Dining

Personal Protective Equipment

Supplies/Resource Listing



Communication Tools

Employer Guides

Regulatory Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COCA Facebook Page (check frequently for informative live stream meetings)

Florida Department of Health

Agency for Health Care Administration

All nursing centers and assisted living facilities should be reporting into the Emergency Status System by 10:00 a.m. EST daily, including weekends, until further notice.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Florida Board of Nursing

Florida Board of Pharmacy

Additional Resources