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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. 

 

State Updates

Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Orders

Travel Advisory Updated

HHS Office Of Minority Health Announces Upcoming Virtual Symposium to Advance the Response to COVID-19

FDA Provides Updates On Hand Sanitizers

CMS Releases Data Update

CDC’s EPIC Webinar-Promising Practices In Health Equity COVID-19

COVID-19 Clinical Rounds and Resources- CMS Stakeholder Calls
Information and registration for CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls for the dates: July 27 to August 14 can be found here.

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

CMS Extends 2019 Occupational Mix Survey

Special Session Called-Telehealth To Be Addressed

AHA Calls On Senate Leaders To Address COVID-19 Disparities

COVID-19 Clinical Rounds and Resources
Information on CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls can be found here.

Save the Date: Advancing the Response to COVID-19

CDC Releases Guidance on Coordinating Medical Resources to Optimize Care

DSS Issues Updated COVID-19 FAQs

HHS Announces Approximately $4 Billion in Additional Relief Payments to Healthcare Providers Impacted by COVID-19

FDA Warns Of False Positives From BD-Brand COVID-19 Tests

NIH Launches Clinical Trials Network To Test COVID-19 Vaccines And Other Prevention Tools

DPH Blast Fax

Travel Advisory Updated
DPH guidance for HCWs relative to travel can be found here.

Deadline Extension For CHNAs Urged By American Hospital Association, The Catholic Health Association, And The Association Of American Medical Colleges

CDC Discusses Latest COVID-19 Developments

DPH Blast Faxes- ALSA-RCH Resident and Staffing Testing Tool Kits

DSS Important Provider Message And Updated FAQs
The updated FAQs document can be found here.

CDC Releases Results From Seroprevalence Survey

National COVID-19 Webinar Opportunities

CMS Issues Phase II Visitation Guidance For COVID-19 Negative Patients

DPH Changes Reportable Diseases, Emergency Illnesses And Health Conditions Reporting

DPH Issues Blast Faxes
Information can be found here on Temporary Nurse Aides.
Information can be found here on long-term care facilities daily COVID-19 test reporting system

AHA Urges CMS To Extend Certain Waivers

CHEFA Announces Grants To Healthcare And Other Organizations

DPH Blast Faxes
Blast Fax 2020-72, addressed to All Nursing Homes, ALSAs and RCHs

Travel Advisory Issued

ASPR Tracie Resources
More information can be found here.

CDC Releases Report And New Guidance
The study can be found here.
The guidance can be found here.

DPH Provides COVID-19 Testing Information
Nursing home staff and resident testing can be found here.
FAQ document

Updated Guidance From The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Legislative Committees To Hold Informational Forum OnCOVID-19 Worker Compensation

HHS Releases FAQs On CARES Act

DPH Commissioner Order On Visitation

DPH Issues Blast Faxes To Nursing Homes

Multi-Language Resources Available

National COVID-19 Webinar Opportunities

AHA’s Pathways To Recovery

DPH Issues Updated Guidance For Providers

DSS Updated FAQs

National COVID-19 Webinar Opportunities

Governor To Call General Assembly Into Special Session

DPH Commissioner Issues Order- Hospitals And Certain Other Facilities Must Allow A Support Person Or Family Member To Accompany A Disabled Patient

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

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

Governor Releases Business Guidance For Phase 2 Reopening On June 17

DSS Updates FAQ Document

FDA Reissues Respirators EUAs With New Decontamination-for-Reuse Instructions

DPH Releases Updated Guidance For Nursing Homes

DSS Updated COVID-19 FAQs

Insurance and Real Estate Committee To Hold Informational Forum On Telehealth

Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Update

DSS Bulletins, Notices and FAQs
Provider Bulletin 2020-46
Provider Bulletin 2020-50
COVID-19 behavioral health issues
Additional information 

COVID-19 Data Resources

DPH Issues Series of Blast Faxes
Blast Fax 2020-61
Blast Fax 2020-62
Blast Fax 2020-63

DPH Commissioner Order

DSS Issues Provider Bulletin, Important Message and FAQs
Find the bulletin here, the FAQ here and the Message here

State Updates FAQs on COVID-19 Response

CDC Updates Guidance For Workers At High Risk

DPH Commissioner Issues Order

DPH Issues Guidance On Respirator Use And Fit Testing

The Joint Commission To Resume Regular Surveys In June

CMS Programs & Payment for Care in Hospital Alternate Care Sites

DPH Commissioner Order

DSS Updated FAQs Document

COVID-19 Engagement Opportunities

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

DPH Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Providers

DSS Provider Bulletin/Important Message/FAQs
Click here for the bulletin and here for the message.

Executive and Commissioner Orders-Blast Faxes
A listing of DPH Blast Faxes can be found here.

DPH Commissioner Issues Orders On Out-Of-State Healthcare Providers, click here and here

DPH Blast Fax: Nursing Students Clinical Rotations

DPH Commissioner Issues Order-Update On The Need To Have An Order For COVID Testing

DSS Provider Bulletin-Services Covered under the Optional Medicaid Coverage Group “COVID-19 Testing Group” for Uninsured Connecticut Residents

Connecticut Air National Guard To Honor Healthcare Workers

Guidance For Phase 1 Opening
 

Webinar Replay-NIOSH/FDA Provide Update on KN95s

FAQ Document From DCP On Pharmacist Role in COVID-19 Testing

NIOSH Provides Update on KN95s

HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

Recommendations Presented On Phased-In Opening Of Higher Education
Governor’s press release

AHA Provides Resource On HCW’s Wellness During COVID-19
Additional resources

DPH Releases Updated Guidance for Online Provider Reporting of COVID-19 Cases

DPH Issues Guidance on KN95s and Coveralls During The PHE
The coverall document can be found here.

Additional HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program Resources

DCP Issues Enforcement Policy For Deviation From USP 797 Standards During PHE

DSS Provider Bulletins- New COVID-19 Coverage Group For Uninsured Residents; Emergency Medicaid For Non-Citizens; Updated FAQs

HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

HRSA To Hold Webinar On COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal

DPH Issues Order Impacting APRNs/PAs

Reimbursement Program For Healthcare Providers Treating Uninsured COVID-19 Patients

AHA Provides New Resources On Diversity And Health Equity

Childcare Support For Frontline Healthcare Workers

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

DPH Updated Guidance Return-To-Work

OLR Report On CON Waivers During COVID-19 Pandemic

DCP Issues Guidance For Use Of Non-Licensed Personnel During PHE

DSS Important Message And FQAs-COVID-19-Physician's Signature On Home Health Orders

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

Extension Of DPH Order Authorizing Visitation Restrictions To Protect LTC Residents During COVID-19 Outbreak

DSS Provider Bulletin 2020-31-Emergency ICF-IID Leave Day Changes

DSS Updated COVID-19 Information and FAQs

DPH Provides Lab Testing Guide For LTCFs And Congregate Settings

DPH Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Primer

Veterans Administration Reminds Providers To Screen For Eligibility

Nursing Homes Receive Additional State Resources For COVID-19 Response

DPH Issues Revised Discharge Criteria

DSS Provider Bulletin: 2020-38-Additional Changes to the Synchronized Telemedicine Program

DSS Important Message: COVID-19-Physician's Signature On Home Health Orders

DSS Important Message: Updated Information Regarding the PASRR Process

CHEFA Announces COVID-19 Grant Program

FEMA Releases COVID-19 Hospital Resource Package

Connecticut-Based Manufacturers Retool In Response To The COVID Pandemic

DPH Issues Blast Fax On Discharge to SNFs

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Supports Connecticut Hospitals

DSS Issues Several Provider Bulletins
PB 2020-33
PB 2020-22
PB 2020-35
PB 2020-39
CMAP Addendum B
Information and FAQs

Governor Announces Steps To Reopen The State

NETEC To Hold Webinars
Care of Labor and Delivery Patients
Healthcare Workers and Masks

AHA Launches HealthEquip Smart Phone App

DPH Releases COVID-19 Update

AHA Provides Resource To Access PPE

 

CDC Updates

 

CDC Releases Using Telehealth To Expand Access To Essential Health Services During The COVID-19 Pandemic Document

CDC Issues Report On ED Visits During The COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Issues Interim Updated Guidance

CDC Issues New Guidelines For COVID-19 Antibody Testing

CDC Webinar-2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19

CDC Releases COVID-19 Resources And Information Related To Healthcare Quality And Worker Safety And Health
For non-COVID-19 clinical care, click here.
For managing workplace fatigue, click here.
For clinical and infection prevention trainings, click here.
For new NIH Treatment Guidelines, click here.

CDC Updated Interim Guidance

CDC Updates Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19

CDC Updates Guidance On Strategies For Optimizing The Supply Of N95 Respirators

CDC - Guidance on Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators Using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies

 

CMS Updates

CMS COVID-19 FAQs On Medicare FFS Billing

CMS Releases Additional Waivers For Hospitals And Other Facilities

CMS Conference Calls - Lessons from the COVID-19Front Lines

CMS: Upcoming Requirements For Notification of Confirmed COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes

CMS: Re-opening Facilities To Provide Non-Emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare-Phase I

CMS Approves State’s 1135 Waiver

MEDICAID COVID-19

 

 

 

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 DPH and the CDC.

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