Reporting And Data

COVID-19 Outbreak in Skilled Nursing Facility

Latest Update: December 31, 2020

Reporting Information

Skilled nursing facilities must report any outbreaks of COVID-19 immediately, and continue reporting until there are no new cases. An outbreak is defined as any new occurrence in residents or staff.

Responsible Party

Who Must Report?

Skilled Nursing Facilities


When Do I Report?

Daily, whenever there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in the nursing home.


How Do I Report?

Submission of daily reports into the REDCap reporting system is mandated until the facility receives written notification from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) to discontinue reporting once there are no new cases.


Any other pertinent information

Outbreak reporting into REDCap is activated when a positive resident or staff member is indicated in the SNF Daily Status Survey. If the facility has not been completing this survey, they are still obligated to notify DPBH.

See also: COVID-19 Skilled Nursing Facility Daily Status Survey

Facilities must also complete a CDC PUI Form for each positive in addition to entering the information into REDCap as this goes directly to the CDC.

Outbreaks should also be reported to the County Health Officer per local requirements.

Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.