Long-term care facilities should report all influenza-like clusters or outbreaks to the local public health department or to DHHS. For more information on reporting, visit Reportable Conditions.
In long-term care facilities, flu outbreaks can happen. To prevent outbreaks, all long-term care facility residents and healthcare staff should be vaccinated against influenza.
For more information on influenza outbreak management, see CDC's Toolkit for Long-Term Care Facilities.