Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Visit this website daily for the latest information that AHCA has to share about COVID-19. As concerns arise with the emerging coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, we are working with our state partners, including Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Department of Human Services to ensure nursing centers receive necessary guidance to prevent the spread of this disease.

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The PPE survey is closed. Additional responses are not required at this time. Please email if you have questions regarding PPE.


ALERT: Holiday Guidance for Residents of Long-term Care Facilities and Residents' Families and Representatives

November 20, 2020

Click here to read full guidance for SNFs, ALFs, RCFs, and ICFs.

ALERT: Requirements for Facilities to Expand Visitation, Activities, and Communal Dining

October 6, 2020

Click here to read full directive for SNFs, ALFs, RCFs, and ICFs. (Updated 10/6/2020)

Click here to access sample Visitor Screening Form.


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Well-Being of Residents & Staff

Visitor / Staff Screenings

  • UPDATED: Sample Visitor Screening Form (10/6/2020)
  • The CDC has updated their list of symptoms.
  • AHCA/NCAL issued a revised screening toolkit that facilities can use.
  • Sample daily log for screening personnel (Excel and PDF)
  • Sample On-Site Notice on Restricting Visitors - English
  • Sample On-Site Notice on Restricting Visitors - Español
  • Sample Letter to Residents and Family Members on Restricting Visitors
  • When Residents Want to Take an Outing into the Surrounding Community

Confirmed Cases

  • Cohorting Residents
  • Summary of CMS Reporting Requirements of Confirmed or Suspected Cases
  • Sample Letter to Residents & Families - Confirmed Case
  • Notification Guidelines for Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Assisted Living
  • Staff Confirmed Case - Reporting to OSHA
  • Nebulizer Treatment for COVID-19 Infected Residents with Severe Respiratory Symptoms



Additional Resources