Information for Assisted Living Providers -Please refer to OALA's Updates for the most current information.

  • Encourage frequent hand washing and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Cover coughs and sneezes - face masks are recommended
  • Stay home when you are sick and encourage staff and visitors to do the same
  • Review your current infection control guidelines, policies and procedures to ensure they follow current recommendations to prevent the spread of illnesses
  • Visit trusted sources and share information that is current and fact-based.  Sign up for automatic email updates from public health agencies to stay informed.
  • Provide training and education on topics such as hand hygiene and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Prevent spreading infection to other healthcare facilities by informing providers prior to transferring residents with suspected or confirmed respiratory illness