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.


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