CDC releases COVID-19 recommendations for Multifamily Housing providers

Regulation | September 10, 2020 | by Juliana Bilowich

The new CDC webpage covers COVID-19 safety issues in HUD-assisted senior housing. LeadingAge assisted with the development of the guidance.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released considerations and recommendations for operators of multifamily housing communities during COVID-19.

Building on the CDC’s coronavirus guidance for other congregate settings, including retirement homes and shared housing, the CDC’s new considerations are tailored specifically to multifamily housing providers serving sensitive individuals.

In its consideration for multifamily housing communities, the CDC offers infection control recommendations for a number of operational scenarios and recommendations:

  • Unit turn-over and move-ins
  • Visitors, service providers, and prospective tenants
  • Loneliness and social isolation among older adult residents
  • Resident communication systems
  • Protections for at-risk residents and staff
  • In-unit maintenance and Inspections
  • Safe communal spaces
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Property signage and messaging
  • Mask policies and social distancing
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases

The newly available CDC webpage is titled “Considerations for Owners and Operators of Multifamily Housing Including Populations at Increased Risk for Complications from COVID-19.” LeadingAge assisted HUD and the CDC in compiling the new information.