COVID-19 and Senior Living

These resources are intended to help senior living communities navigate the fast-changing COVID-19 guidance. It is recommended that you follow instructions from health care providers, local or state health departments, state regulatory agencies, and your organization’s policies and procedures. When there are conflicts from official guidance, the most restrictive applies.

Vaccine Information

Vaccine Resources

Encouraging Vaccinations
These toolkits and resources provide education on the vaccine process and help encourage vaccine adoption.

Clinical/Operational Resources


  • Obtaining a CLIA Waiver, California Assisted Living Association (1/5/22)
    If you would like to access the currently approved rapid antigen test, Abbott’s BinaxNOW, or a future type of testing that can be performed and read on-site you will need a CLIA waiver specific to the building where the tests will be conducted. Click here for more information on obtaining a CLIA waiver.

  • CDPH guidance on reporting positive tests through CalREDIE and aggregated test results for all non-positive tests through a daily survey, Laboratory Field Services
  • Guidance for Congregate Living Facilities Performing Waived Antigen Testing
    Guidance to help RCFEs and other licensed facilities understand the legal requirements for performing waived antigen tests for COVI-19.

  • Online Application User Guides, Laboratory Field Services (10/20)
    Click here for an FAQ document.
  • New Facility Application Checklist, Laboratory Field Services (1/21)
    Download the checklist to help gather information and documents and for submitting a completed CLIA waiver application.
  • Abbott BinaxNOW Test Program
    • Click here for more information and to sign up for the BinaxNOW testing program
    • Click here for more information about the extension of BinaxNOW test kit expiration dates
  • COVID-19 State Valencia Branch Lab

Allen Flores Consulting

Alzheimer’s Care Associates


Hanson Bridgett

Government Directives/Links

Department of Social Services

Office of the Governor

    This website highlights critical steps people can take to stay healthy and resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak.