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.



CMS Required Testing



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

FHCA Email Alerts
Click Here for Archives of FHCA Email Alerts


Guidance and Resources


Issue Reporting

  • Click Here to provide FHCA with details of the issue facilities may be experiencing with guidance or directions inconsistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection control standards (DOH local staff, their representative, AHCA surveyor) or required testing of staff and voluntary residents by DOH Testing Teams or Test Specimen Collection Kits for in-house collections (scheduling, results, receipt of supplies).

COVID-19 Positive Cases

Cohorting/COVID-19 Units


Hurricane Season & COVID-19

EMS Facility Site Visits

Restrictions/Screening Tools


Health Care Personnel


Child Care

Communal Dining

Personal Protective Equipment



Communication Tools

Employer Guides

Regulatory Updates

National Healthcare Safety Network Reporting

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)

National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network (Project ECHO)

Florida Board of Nursing

Florida Board of Pharmacy

Additional Resources