State Veterans Homes COVID-19 Tool
The NHSN Long-term Care Facility Component supports the nation’s COVID-19 response through the LTCF COVID-19 Module. Facilities eligible to report data to NHSN’s COVID-19 Module include nursing homes/skilled nursing, Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with Intellectual disability (ICF/ID), and assisted living. In response to H.R. 7105 – Veterans Healthcare and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, NHSN created a surveillance tool to enable mandated reporting of resident and staff-level data to NHSN and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
As part of CDC’s ongoing COVID-19 response, the State Veterans Homes COVID-19 Tool is designed to help long-term care facilities (LTCFs) track and monitor residents and staff who test-positive for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). LTCFs eligible to report data include State Veterans Homes (SVHs) providing nursing home (LTC-SVHSNF) and domiciliary care (LTC-SVHALF). State Veterans Homes reporting through the SVH COVID-19 Tool should also report data to the LTCF COVID-19 Module to provide facility level aggregate data, including resident census, as required by H.R. 7105.
- New! State Veterans Homes COVID-19 Resident and Staff Event Reporting Updates – August 2022
- State Veterans Homes COVID-19 Resident and Staff Event Reporting Updates – November 2021
All Data Collection Forms are Print-only
Resident COVID-19 Events
- Resident COVID-19 Event Form (57.159) [PDF – 80 KB] – February 2023
Staff and Personnel COVID-19 Events
- Enter NHSN Application with Level 3 Security [PDF – 300 KB] – October 28, 2021
- Edit an Email Address in SAMS and the NHSN Facility [PDF – 405 KB] – December 4, 2020
- Change LTC Facility Type [PDF – 300 KB] – May 27, 2021
- Add a User in NHSN [PDF – 800 KB] – October 5, 2020
- Re-assign NHSN Facility Administrator [PDF – 500 KB] – October 5, 2020