Older adults (65+) are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and have higher incidences of adverse events. Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable due to congregate living and the need for personal care. CMS has issued many guidelines on best nursing home practice and care since March of 2020. In June of 2020, the ISDH conducted statewide nursing home testing for all residents and staff.
To assess the attitudes and beliefs of nursing home staff, regarding their experience with COVID-19 testing, working in a pandemic, and uptake of a future vaccine.