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COVID-19 Update Center

Hospitals have a long history of fighting infectious diseases and are putting that practice to work in fighting today’s challenge: COVID-19. 

 

COVID-19 Resources

Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Orders

Governor Ned Lamont Press Releases

Community Spread Of COVID-19 Variants

COVID-19 Data Resources

Travel Guidance 

State of Connecticut Updates

CT Dept. Of Insurance Approves Free Life Insurance Coverage For Healthcare Workers

COVID-19 Assistance for Community Health (COACH) Program For Psychological First Aid And Emotional Support

Potential Solutions To The COVID-19 Oxygen Shortages

CTIC Warns Of Potential COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

State Unveils Smart Phone Tracing App

World Health Organization (WHO)

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Primer

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Supports Connecticut Hospitals

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Guidance For Fully Vaccinated People

CDC Releases New Guidance Related To Healthcare Workers

CDC Clinical Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) resources

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit For Medical Centers, Clinics, And Clinicians

CDC’s Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

CDC COCA Call: Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia – Update for Clinicians on Early Detection and Treatment

 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS Updates Guidance On COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers

CMS COVID-19 FAQs On Medicare FFS Billing

CMS Releases Additional Waivers For Hospitals And Other Facilities

CMS Outreach & Education Resources For Partners During The Pandemic

MEDICAID COVID-19

CMS Extends 2019 Occupational Mix Survey

CMS COVID-19 Infection Control Survey Tool For Acute And Continuing Care Facilities

CMS Programs & Payment for Care in Hospital Alternate Care Sites

Information on the Acute Hospital Care at Home program can be found here.  Information on the clarifications related to ambulatory surgical center can be found here and FAQs documents can be found here and here.

 

Department of Public Health (DPH)

DPH Announces “Test to Treat” Initiative

Connecticut DPH Temporarily Suspends Requirements For Licensed Healthcare Professionals From Other States

Updated School Guidance Released By DPH And SDE

DPH Announces Changes To SARS-CoV-2 Test Reporting Requirements

CT Department of Public Health Vaccine Provider Communications

State Color-Coded Map Of High Spread Communities

DPH Notifies Hospitals Of Available Funds

 

Department of Social Services (DSS)

DSS Provider Bulletin-COVID-19 Vaccine Counseling-Only for Pediatric Members

DSS Provider Bulletin- Addition of COVID-19 Proprietary Laboratory Analyses Codes To The Independent Laboratory Fee Schedule

DSS Provider Bulletin- Reinstatement Of Copayments For Medical Services Rendered To HUSKY B Members

DSS Updated COVID-19 Information and FAQs

DSS Provider Bulletin- Reinstating Standard Requirements - Medical Equipment, Devices And Supplies (MEDS) Signed Delivery Receipts Requirement And Prior Authorization Extensions

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

 

Other Federal Resources

White House Town Hall For Vaccine Providers

FDA Recommends Using Only NIOSH-Approved Respirators

U.S. State Department Travel Guidance

ASPR TRACIE Express: COVID-19 Resources-April Update

FEMA Provides Information On COVID-19 Related Burial Assistance

CMMI Issues Summary Of COVID-19 Related Adjustments For Alternative Payment Models

HHS Makes 6th Amendment To PREP Act

FDA Authorizes At Home Molecular Test Kit

Updated Guidance From The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Physical Security Considerations for the Healthcare Industry During COVID-19 Response

ASPR TRACIE Releases Indexed Resource Document

FDA Issues Alert On Faulty Test Results

ASPR TRACIE Emergency Preparedness Gateway

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs COVID-19 Resources

HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

HHS Announces The Release of Additional Funds To Hospitals
More information can be found here and here.

 

American Hospital Association

AHA, AMA, ANA Joint Letter To Healthcare Professionals On COVID-19 Vaccine

AHA Launches HealthEquip Smart Phone App

AHA Provides Resource To Access PPE

AHA Seeks Delay In Repayments / Continued Suspension Of Medical Reviews
The letters can be found here and here.

 

Media Coverage

NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers
NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers, Part 2
NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers, Part 3

NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers, Part 4
NPR Profiles COVID Caregivers, Part 5

 

 

 

Contact CHA

For additional questions related to COVID-19, please contact:

 

Phone Resources

Click here for phone numbers established by hospitals answer any questions you may have about COVID-19.

 

 

Hospital COVID-19 Resources

Click here for important information about visitor restriction policies, screening, etc. for Connecticut’s hospitals.

 

 

Donations

Click here for links to organizations accepting donations to help families and hospitals.

 

 

Additional Resources

Click here for links to state, federal, and national websites such as CMS and the CDC.

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