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AHCA Announcement April 2 - Updated ESS Information

Joel L. Anderson, Chair | Steve Bahmer, President/CEO

1812 Riggins Rd | Tallahassee, FL 32308 | P: (850) 671-3700 | F: (850) 671-3790

AHCA: Updated ESS Info for Nursing Home and Assisted Living Providers

Pursuant to Governor Ron Desantis’ Executive Order 20-51 and at the direction of State Surgeon General Rivkees, regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Agency for Health Care Administration has opened the event “COVID-19 Monitoring” in the Emergency Status System to monitor nursing home and assisted living facility census, inventory, needs, and other related information statewide. 
All nursing homes and assisted living facilities

  • Ensure the “Facility Contacts” section is up-to-date.  
  • Please report Current Resident Census and available beds in your facility daily by 10 AM ET until further notice. 
  • A new event tab labeled “Add’l Info” should be updated daily by 10 AM ET until further notice; Questions on this screen may vary so be sure to read carefully each time you go to enter info; As of April 1, 2020, there are 14 questions; You may view previous responses by using the “History” table at the bottom of this screen.
  • All needs requests should be submitted to your local Emergency Operations Center (
  • For reporting purposes, update the “Resource Needs” event tab in ESS as well. Include the mission number(s) assigned by your local Emergency Operations Center.

If needed, click the following link to access instructions for entering facility data for events (see pages 1-4 of the document “How to Locate and Enter Event Information” under the Details column)  
If you require additional assistance with ESS, please contact your AHCA licensing unit during normal business hours:

Long Term Care Services Unit, at 850-412-4303
Assisted Living Unit, at 850-412-4304

1812 Riggins Rd, Tallahassee FL 32308
Phone: (850) 671-3700

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