CHA News Article

CDPH Issues Influenza Information for SNFs

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued the attached All Facilities Letter reiterating the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on prevention and control of influenza in long-term health care facilities, including skilled-nursing facilities. CDPH notes that it has already received reports of several influenza outbreaks in long-term health care facilities and urges facilities to take measures that will minimize the effect of a local outbreak on residents, who are at high risk of complications such as pneumonia.