Assessment of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

The Delta variant quickly became the predominant circulating SARS-CoV-2 strain in the USA during summer 2021. Missouri identified a high number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) across the state with low vaccination rates among LTCF staff members and poor adherence to mitigation measures within local communities. Ten long-term care facilities in Missouri worked with CDC to evaluate case data to assess disease transmission, vaccination status, and outcomes among residents and staff, including onsite visits to facilities with recent COVID-19 outbreaks in communities with substantial transmission to assess mitigation measures. Attached is a copy of the published findings from that study.