The Department of Health and Senior Services issued guidance regarding reporting of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases. The guidance can be found at: https://health.mo.gov/emergencies/ert/alertsadvisories/index.php.
Effective immediately, long term care communities must report these cases directly to DHSS utilizing the Disease Case Report (CD-1 Form). The CD-1 form can be accessed at https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/communicabledisease/cdmanual/pdf/CD-1.pdf.
There are two methods of communicating this information: fax or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). The information reported will be communicated with the Local Public Health Agency (LPHA). Long term care communities may continue to reach out directly to their respective LPHA as well.
Please see the Health Update for details.