• State Update

HHSC Update: LTC Regulatory AL COVID-19 Response Plan


The purpose of this document is to provide assisted living facilities (ALFs) with response guidance in the event of a positive COVID-19 case associated with the facility.

Below are contents included in this Response Plan:

  • ALFs and COVID-19

  • Environment

  • ALF Staffing Considerations

  • Visitors

  • To Do’s for ALFs

  • S.P.I.C.E

  • HHSC Long-term Care Regulatory Activities with ALFs that have Positive COVID-19 Cases

  • Facility Activities Required for ALF COVID-19 Response

  • State\Regional\Local Support

  • Texas COVID-19 Assistance Team - ALF

  • Immediate Response Guidelines

  • Interim Guidance for Prevention, Management, and Reporting of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • Immediate Prevention Measures

  • Control Measures for Residents

  • Control Measures for Staff

  • Reporting COVID-19

  • Outbreak Management

Read the full Response Plan Here:


Note: This post was revised with the HHSC ALF Response Plan Updates sent on 4/21/20.