In congregate living settings, several factors may facilitate the introduction and spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Some of these factors include residents employed outside the home, residents who require close contact with staff or Direct Service Providers, residents who have trouble understanding information or practicing preventive measures, and residents in shared living spaces. In addition, GH residents who have underlying medical conditions may be at risk of serious illness with COVID-19.
This guide offers useful advice to administrators and staff of Group Homes concerning many topics:
Communication to staff and residents
Guidance for Direct Service Providers
Managing stress and anxiety
- What to do if a resident has been exposed to Covid-19, has symptoms, or tests positive
Guidance for Group Homes for individuals with disabilities. Atlanta, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021, online.
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