The Buncombe County Emergency Operations Congregate Care Ready Team consists of Health and Human Services and Emergency Services Personnel who can help to troubleshoot some of the more common challenges that Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) face in response to COVID-19. These challenges include procuring and properly using personal protective equipment (PPE), planning for isolation and quarantine of staff and residents, and obtaining testing supplies and the personnel and laboratory to perform testing. As the testing guidelines continue to expand and case counts grow in LTCFs, the Ready Team will offer a responsive and flexible approach to support these facilities.
The attached fact sheet includes guidance to LTCFs. If you are a long term care facility or congregate care provider, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the weekly phone call with local providers and public health.