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Talking with Patients about COVID-19 Vaccination
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created an introduction to Motivational Interviewing for health care professionals.
Web link    Date Added: 09/19/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 10:26AM  
Updated bivalent COVID-19 booster shots approved, being shipped to states
CBS News reports that the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have cleared the way for states to begin receiving and administering the updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters to target Omicron.
Web link    Date Added: 09/02/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 2 2022 10:48AM  
CDC Recommends the First Updated COVID-19 Booster
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends administration of updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older. Updated COVID-19 boosters add Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 spike protein components to the current vaccine composition, helping to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination by targeting variants that are more transmissible and immune-evading.
Web link    Date Added: 09/02/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 2 2022 10:25AM  
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website to learn more about the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, including who is eligible to receive it and how many doses are given.
Web link    Date Added: 08/12/2022    Date Last Modified: Aug 12 2022 11:59AM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Change Package for Health Care Teams
Health care professionals from all care settings are encouraged to use the resources listed in this change package to help care for patients at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 6 2022 2:43PM  
COVID-19 Booster Shot Fact Sheet
This fact sheet from AMDA answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine boosters, including why they are needed, who is eligible, and whether vaccine types can be mixed and matched.
Web link    Date Added: 06/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 16 2022 6:39AM  
Planned Action Worksheet
This worksheet identifies the main concerns people have about getting a COVID-19 vaccine or booster and shares strategies for decreasing vaccine fears, addressing misinformation and increasing the number of people getting the vaccine and booster shots.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 16 2022 6:41AM  
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Settings
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can use this checklist to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 13 2022 8:43AM  
Updated Guidance: Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance for COVID-19 vaccination. To view all updates, please visit the CDC webpage for Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Approved or Authorized in the United States.
Web link    Date Added: 05/22/2022    Date Last Modified: May 20 2022 7:31PM  
CDC Update: Treatments for Outpatients with Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19 Who are at Increased Risk for Severe Outcomes of COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this health advisory to update health care providers, public health departments and the public about the availability and use of recommended therapies for COVID-19. For patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who are not hospitalized and who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, several treatment options are now widely available and accessible.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/26/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2022 11:42AM  
Summary of Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released this summary (PDF) of interim clinical considerations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines currently approved or authorized in the United States.
Web link    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 5:09PM  
CDC Updates its Summary of Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its summary document for interim clinical considerations for use of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized or approved in the United States.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 12:24PM  
CDC COVID-19 Interim Clinical Guidelines and Handouts
View this webpage on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website to download the latest handouts listing clinical considerations and guidance for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible populations, as well as guidance for what to do - and how to avoid - vaccination administration errors.
Web link    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 12:46PM  
Protect Your Loved Ones by Getting a COVID-19 Booster!
Download this new poster for long-term care facilities to encourage residents to get COVID-19 booster shots.
Web link    Date Added: 03/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2022 5:08PM  
COVID-19 by County Check
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a new online checker to allow anyone to check the presence and level of transmissibility of COVID-19 in a specific county.
Web link    Date Added: 02/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 28 2022 6:41PM  
Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Handout
Download this one-page handout the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed and hang it in your office to help encourage staff and patients or residents to get their COVID-19 booster shot.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/24/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 24 2022 4:15PM  
COVID-19 Infographic: Who Gets Sick and Dies?
This infographic shows current COVID-19 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Aug 3 2022 2:42PM  
Ivermectin Products are Not Approved by FDA to Prevent or Treat COVID-19
Ivermectin is not authorized or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prevention or treatment of COVID-19. The National Institutes of Health’s COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel also determined that there are currently insufficient data to recommend ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 02/01/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 1 2022 6:11PM  
Masks for Workplaces
What masks should be worn in the workplace? The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has outlined standards for masks that should be worn in the workplace.
Web link    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 19 2022 11:50AM  
Quarantine and Isolation
The CDC offers guidelines for when to stay home and what to do in specific settings.
Web link    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 21 2022 11:27AM  
Quarantine and Isolation Changes
This webinar provides updates to the CDC’s COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidelines in health care and non-health care settings.
Video    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:09PM  
Treating COVID-19
The CDC explains treatments that your health care provider might recommend if you are sick.
Web link    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 21 2022 11:29AM  
COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know
The CDC explains the different types of COVID-19 tests and offers online testing tools.
Web link    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 21 2022 11:23AM  
Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the latest information that you need to know.
Web link    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 21 2022 11:25AM  
CDC: COVID-19 Boosters
Who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, and when should they get one? View this quick breakdown from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more.
Web link    Date Added: 01/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 10 2022 3:50PM  
Podcast: COVID-19 Booster Update
Listen to this podcast from the week of Nov. 1, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, to learn who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot and which booster shot individuals can get.
Podcast    Date Added: 11/11/2021    Date Last Modified: Nov 15 2021 4:00PM  
Podcast: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine
Listen to this podcast from the week of Nov. 1, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, as he discusses the science and studies leading to the emergency authorization use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 years old.
Podcast    Date Added: 11/11/2021    Date Last Modified: Nov 11 2021 1:08PM  
COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
This article discusses the risk of severe illness with COVID-19 versus COVID-19-vaccinated women who are currently breastfeeding or pregnant and/or planning for future pregnancy.
Web link    Date Added: 07/19/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 1:08PM  
Risk Assessment for Health Care Workers Exposed to Persons with COVID-19
Download this checklist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the risk of infection for health care workers who were exposed to persons with COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 07/08/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 8 2021 5:34PM  
Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions: Interim Guidance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s interim guidance on post-COVID conditions provides new information to assist health care professionals with evaluating, managing and caring for patients who may experience long-term effects after a COVID-19 infection.
Web link    Date Added: 06/17/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 17 2021 6:16PM  
Vaccinating Homebound Persons Against COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined training and guidance to assist vaccinators to overcome challenges associated with delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to access-challenged and hard-to-reach individuals.
Web link    Date Added: 06/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2021 6:53PM  
Prevaccination Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccines
Health care providers can use this prevaccination checklist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use with residents and patients who are interested to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/11/2021    Date Last Modified: May 11 2021 6:51PM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs and Reference Materials for Healthcare Professionals
This document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of COVID-19 vaccination training programs and reference materials for health care professionals.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/11/2021    Date Last Modified: May 11 2021 6:57PM  
CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has issued updated guidance allowing nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency.
Web link    Date Added: 03/10/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 10 2021 3:40PM  
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information Resources for Health Care Providers
View these COVID-19 vaccine resources for health care providers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 02/04/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 4 2021 3:35PM  
CDC Guidance and Information Related to the COVID-19 Vaccines
What do you need to know to get a COVID-19 vaccine? View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for answers to your questions about the vaccine, including where to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 01/31/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 5:35PM  
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Website
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed clinical resources for each COVID-19 vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 12/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Jan 12 2021 1:39PM  
Wear a Mask - It Is the Right Thing to Do
Bryan Health developed this poster showing the levels of risk for the spread of COVID-19 with and without a mask. Download the PDF and share this important information with your team and residents.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Dec 9 2020 4:07PM  
Key Considerations for Transferring Patients to Relief Health Care Facilities when Responding to Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States
Health care systems typically have uneven distribution of COVID-19 cases, with some regions’ health care systems experiencing patient surges while others have excess capacity for patient care. This guidance is for state and local emergency medical planners and all health care facilities, especially facilities in rural areas. The guidance outlines considerations around the transfer of patients, staff, and supplies between health care facilities to optimize patient care, balance resources, and minimize use of crisis care standards.
Web link    Date Added: 07/20/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 20 2020 6:28PM  
CDC Launches Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Response Website
Planning and preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters can be stressful, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new website, Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19, that includes information on preparedness and recovery during the COVID-19 response and what the general public can do to keep themselves safe.
Web link    Date Added: 07/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 17 2020 2:10PM  
Updated - Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for nursing homes. View this webpage for more information.
Web link    Date Added: 07/01/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 1 2020 3:57PM  
Updated Health Care Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention frequently asked questions have been updated based on feedback from frontline professionals to assist health care personnel and facilities in preventing transmission of COVID-19 in health care settings.
Web link    Date Added: 06/23/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 23 2020 6:29PM  
Updated Testing Guidelines for Nursing Homes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the nursing home testing guidelines to include testing the same individual more than once in a 24-hour period and to encourage consideration for testing symptomatic residents for other causes of respiratory illness in addition to SARS-CoV-2.
Web link    Date Added: 06/23/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 23 2020 6:26PM  
Personal Protective Equipment Burn Rate Calculator Tutorial and App
View this webpage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help estimate the amount of personal protective equipment being used over time.
Web link    Date Added: 06/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2020 7:29PM  
How to Safely Take Off Personal Protective Equipment
Watch this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention video demonstration to learn how to remove personal protective equipment. (4 minutes 15 seconds)
Video    Date Added: 06/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2020 2:08PM  
How to Safely Put on Personal Protective Equipment
Watch this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention video demonstration to get the latest information on how to put on personal protective equipment. (4 minutes 15 seconds)
Video    Date Added: 06/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 25 2020 9:33AM  
How COVID-19 Spreads
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about how the virus spreads.
Web link    Date Added: 06/01/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 6:04PM  
Performing Facility-wide SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Nursing Homes
View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's webpage for recommendations and considerations for performing facility-wide testing.
Web link    Date Added: 05/27/2020    Date Last Modified: May 27 2020 6:10PM  
Long-term Care Facility COVID-19 Module
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's long-term care facility COVID-19 Module webpage to answer your questions about enrollment, training opportunities, data collection forms and instructions, staff impact, personal protective equipment and more
Web link    Date Added: 05/27/2020    Date Last Modified: May 27 2020 6:14PM  
When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides recommendations for when you can begin to be with other people after you likely had or had been ill with COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2020    Date Last Modified: May 26 2020 6:46PM  
Lessons Learned From a Skilled Nursing Facility That Stopped a COVID-19 Outbreak
Read this report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn how a skilled nursing facility stopped a COVID-19 outbreak.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2020    Date Last Modified: May 26 2020 6:44PM  
Training for Healthcare Professionals
Visit this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage for learning opportunities related to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 30 2020 2:33PM  
Framework for Healthcare Systems Providing Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a framework for delivering non-COVID-19 health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2020    Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:15PM  
Considerations for Memory Care Units in Long-term Care Facilities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance for memory care units during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2020    Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:21PM  
Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Nursing Homes Preparing for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed this Infection Control Assessment and Response tool that offers many uses. The content can also be used by assisted living facilities and health departments.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2020    Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:18PM  
Long Term Care Facility COVID-19 Module Enrollment
Follow these steps to enroll in the National Healthcare Safety Network to gain access to the COVID-19 Module to report required information.
Web link    Date Added: 05/18/2020    Date Last Modified: May 18 2020 6:09PM  
Symptoms of Coronavirus
View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage for further guidance on the symptoms of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Web link    Date Added: 05/14/2020    Date Last Modified: May 14 2020 6:26PM  
How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Tips for Employees
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on the criticality of recognizing what stress looks like, steps to build resilience, manage job stress and know where to go if help is needed.
Web link    Date Added: 05/12/2020    Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 5:29PM  
How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Tips for Health Care Workers and First Responders
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance for health care personnel and first responders to recognize what stress looks like, steps to build resilience and cope with stress, and know where to go if you need help.
Web link    Date Added: 05/12/2020    Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 5:24PM  
CDC Video: Closely Monitor Residents for COVID-19
Long-term care facilities and nursing homes are encouraged to watch this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn how to recognize new or worsening COVID-19 infections in residents.
Video    Date Added: 05/07/2020    Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 6:38PM  
CDC Video: Keep COVID-19 Out
Watch this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn what staff, vendors and consultants should do and what they should wear to protect residents and keep COVID-19 out of your facility.
Video    Date Added: 05/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 6:35PM  
CDC Video: Sparkling Surfaces: Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Long-term care facilities and nursing homes are encouraged to watch this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn how and when to clean and disinfect environmental and equipment surfaces to help stop the spread of bacteria and viruses, especially COVID-19.
Video    Date Added: 05/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 6:32PM  
CDC Video: Clean Hands: Combat COVID-19
Long-term care facilities and nursing homes are encouraged to watch this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn how and when to perform hand hygiene as part of preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Video    Date Added: 05/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 6:33PM  
CDC Video: Use Personal Protective Equipment Correctly for COVID-19
Watch this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn what personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used in long-term care facilities and nursing homes, and when and how to use PPE correctly to help protect yourself and residents from COVID-19.
Video    Date Added: 05/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 6:43PM  
Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides considerations for use of test-based strategies for preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission in nursing homes.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:44PM  
Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides considerations for the public health response to COVID-19 in nursing homes.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:47PM  
Clinical Care Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Visit this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage to learn more about clinical care guidance for health care professionals related to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:50PM  
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Videos
Visit this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage to view COVID-19 related videos.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:58PM  
Updated Health Care Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its frequently asked questions for COVID-19. If a long-term care facility has a resident or staff member with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, how and to whom should this be communicated?
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:05AM  
Ten Clinical Tips on COVID-19 for Healthcare Providers Involved in Patient Care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a printable PDF version of these 10 clinical tips.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 7:12PM  
Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released webinars that are intended to be used as a training tool/resource for frontline long-term care staff members.
Web link    Date Added: 05/04/2020    Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 11:29PM  
Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed updated priorities for testing patients who are suspected to be infected with COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/04/2020    Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 11:33PM  
Symptom-Based Strategy to Discontinue Isolation for Persons with COVID-19
View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage to review updates to the symptom-based strategy to discontinue isolation for persons with COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/04/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:41PM  
Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Module
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network introduces a new COVID-19 module for long-term care facilities.
Web link    Date Added: 04/29/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:20PM  
Emergency Department Visits Percentage of Visits for COVID-19-Like Illness or Influenza-like Illness
Visit this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage for a weekly surveillance summary of U.S. COVID-19 activity.
Web link    Date Added: 04/28/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 11:43PM  
CDC Novel Coronavirus Reports
Read the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Web link    Date Added: 04/28/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 11:38PM  
COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information regarding the effects of COVID-19 on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Web link    Date Added: 04/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 24 2020 4:19PM  
Contact Tracing: Part of a Multipronged Approach to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's webpage highlights basic principles of contact tracing to stop COVID-19 transmission; detailed guidance for health departments and potential contact tracers is forthcoming.
Web link    Date Added: 04/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 24 2020 4:22PM  
Key Strategies to Prepare for COVID-19 in Long-term Care Facilities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance to include key strategies to prepare for COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 10:16PM  
Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19
This updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers decisions about return to work for health care personnel with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 10:34PM  
Updated Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
This guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been updated to include the recommendation that all U.S. health care facilities put policies into place requiring everyone entering the facility to practice source control, regardless of symptoms.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:08PM  
Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Update: This interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was updated to align with revisions to the public health recommendations for community-related exposure to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 10:49PM  
CMS Announces New Nursing Homes COVID-19 Transparency Effort
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced new regulatory requirements that will require nursing homes to inform residents, their families and representatives of COVID-19 cases in their facilities. In addition, CMS will require nursing homes to report cases of COVID-19 directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/20/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 20 2020 11:07PM  
Stress and Coping
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's webpage to learn about strategies to help cope with stress and anxiety during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.
Web link    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 9:21PM  
CDC Training Courses Related to COVID-19 for Health Care Professionals
View this list of online training sessions for health care professionals related to COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 04/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 12:47PM  
CDC Long-Term Care Respiratory Surveillance Line List
The Respiratory Surveillance Line List from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a template for data collection and active monitoring of both residents and staff during a suspected respiratory illness cluster or outbreak at a nursing home or other long-term care facility.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 16 2020 11:25PM  
Training Spotlight: Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course
This course will provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training for individuals responsible for IPC programs in nursing homes.
Web link    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: May 18 2020 2:03PM  
COCA Webinar: Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to COVID-19
On April 16, 2020, the CDC Clinician Outreach and Community Activity (COCA) presented a webinar to provide guidance to death certifiers on proper cause-of-death certification for cases where confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection resulted in death.
Video    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 9:53AM  
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) answers frequently asked questions about how to wear a cloth face covering.
Web link    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:04AM  
The Official White House Response to COVID-19
Keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:36PM  
CDC COVID-19 Module Update: Healthcare Worker Staffing and Supplies Pathways
Get the important information from this April 14, 2020, training webinar presented by CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:03PM  
CDC Social Media Toolkit
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this social media toolkit to help localize efforts in responding to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:17AM  
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
This interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pertains to critical infrastructure workers.
Web link    Date Added: 04/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:07AM  
CMS Teleconference: Lessons from the Front Lines -- COVID-19
On April 3, 2020, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Deborah Birx, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force, and officials from the FDA, CDC, and FEMA participated in a call on COVID-19 flexibilities.
Audio    Date Added: 04/07/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:59AM  
How to Make Your Own Face Covering
This is a 45-second video demonstration from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:06AM  
CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report
The report, updated each Friday, summarizes and interprets key indicators, including information related to COVID-19 outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:15AM  
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to wear a cloth face covering
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:03AM  
CDC Update for Rural Health Partners, Stakeholders and Communities on the 2019 Coronavirus Disease Response
This April 8, 2020, webinar by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided a COVID-19 update for rural health partners.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:18AM  
Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
Answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about cloth face coverings
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:03AM  
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators
This CDC document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) in health care settings when there is limited supply.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:39PM  
CDC Resources for Community and Faith-Based Leaders
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:17AM  
Coronavirus Emergency Management Best Practices
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) compiled the best practices and lessons learned that communities have already faced fighting COVID-19
Web link    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:52AM  
COVID-19 Updated Long-Term Care Facility Guidance
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are issuing new recommendations to state and local governments and long-term care facilities (also known as nursing homes) to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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CDC Communication Resources for Travelers
Here are the CDC's public health communication options at U.S. ports of entry.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:14AM  
New COVID-19 Coding Guidelines
Ensemble Health Partners provides the latest coding updates due to COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 11:11AM  
Disinfecting Your Facility If Someone Is Sick
Here are some everyday steps, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:04AM  
CDC Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Transcripts and audio recordings of the CDC's public service announcements can be found here.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:16AM  
COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults
Here are the latest CDC updates for face coverings, care plans, persons with disabilities, managing anxiety and stress, and more.
Web link    Date Added: 04/01/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 12:34PM  
What To Do If You Are Sick
Follow these steps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 03/30/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:32AM  
CDC Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for COVID-19
Here are the latest COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Web link    Date Added: 03/27/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 9:07AM  
CDC Preparedness Tools for Health Care Professionals and Facilities Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Here is a list of the latest COVID-19 tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 03/26/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:55AM  
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator
The CDC's Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator is a spreadsheet-based model that helps health care facilities plan and optimize the use of PPE for response to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/25/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:17AM  
Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
During this Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call, presenters focus on current information about people who are higher risk for COVID-19 complications because of their age or underlying medical conditions, particularly those that are not well-controlled.
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How to Protect Yourself and Others
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidelines about COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2020 1:35PM  
Share Facts About COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides facts about coronavirus (COVID-19) to help stop the spread of rumors.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2020 1:49PM  
CDC Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE and Equipment
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surge capacity is a useful framework to approach a decreased supply of PPE during the COVID-19 response.
Web link    Date Added: 03/18/2020    Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 9:08AM  
CDC Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course
The Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training course is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes. The course includes IPC resources.
Web link    Date Added: 03/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 8:17AM  
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website
What you need to know from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website
What you need to know from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 03/11/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 12:11PM  
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Communications Resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance documents, videos and toolkits about COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 1:03PM  
CDC Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) in health care settings when there is limited supply.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 4 2020 8:27AM  
Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Health Care Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19
This interim CDC guidance is intended to assist with assessment of risk and application of work restrictions for asymptomatic health care personnel (HCP) with potential exposure to patients, visitors, or other HCP with confirmed COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 1:12PM  
Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for testing, specimen collection, and reporting patients and reporting positive test results.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 12:27PM  
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Communications Resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance documents, videos and toolkits about COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 1:06PM  
What You Need to Know About Handwashing
This CDC video answers important questions about hand washing and hand sanitizer.
Video    Date Added: 12/16/2019    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 12:54PM