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Interim COVID-19 Contact Tracing Communications Toolkit for Health Departments
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides messaging to assist health departments with public communication concerning COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 06/08/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 8 2020 6:21PM  
Updated COVID-19 Response for Nursing Facilities Version 3.4
Texas Health and Human Services updated this document, which provides immediate actions to consider and actions for extended periods after a nursing home facility is made aware of potential COVID-19 infection of a resident, provider or visitor.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 12 2020 6:20PM  
COVID-19: Guidance for Employees and Managers
Texas Health and Human Services provides return to work guidance for employees and managers of organizations in Texas.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2020    Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:11PM  
Opening the State of Texas
Visit this Texas Health and Human Services webpage for detailed information.
Web link    Date Added: 05/22/2020    Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:47PM  
Non-Test-Based Strategy for Releasing Cases from Home Isolation and Contacts from Quarantine
Texas Health and Human Services provides this strategy and guidance on when to release cases from home isolation and contacts from quarantine.
Web link    Date Added: 05/22/2020    Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:40PM  
COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit to Accelerate State Use of Telehealth in Medicaid and CHIP
This toolkit provides states with topics to consider as they evaluate the need to expand their telehealth capabilities and coverage policies.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/23/2020    Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 6:12PM  
The Texas Office of Inspector General (OIG) Extends Deadlines for Health Care Providers Due to COVID-19
This web page will contain all the relevant notices and deadline extensions that may affect Texas providers. Please check this web page frequently as dates and deadlines may change according to the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Web link    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 2:29PM  
Webinar: Nursing Facility COVID-19 Q&A for Texas Providers
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission presented a nursing facility COVID-19 webinar for Texas providers.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:43AM  
Texas Case Counts: COVID-19 Dashboard
Updated numbers from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Web link    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 3:50PM  
Texas HHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest news impacting Texas Health and Human Services and regulated providers.
Web link    Date Added: 03/31/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:16AM  
Texas Board of Nursing Updates for COVID-19
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) announced that any out-of-state nurse may practice in Texas for the purpose of rendering aid, provided the nurse holds a current license in good standing in their home state. There are also new guidelines regarding telenursing during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Web link    Date Added: 03/30/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:21AM  
Information for Texas Hospitals and Health Care Professionals
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has compiled resources to assist hospitals and health care professionals in their planning and response to COVID‑19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/23/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 11:52AM  
Long-Term Care Regulatory Provider and Information Letters
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a list of provider and information letters.
Web link    Date Added: 03/23/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 11:51AM  
Texas HHS Webinar: PPE Infection Control Basics for Nursing Facilities
Texas Health and Human Services presented a webinar in March 2020 that explains how to prevent or minimize the spread of infectious disease by using personal protective equipment (PPE).
Video    Date Added: 03/23/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:23AM  
Texans Urged to Use 2-1-1 Texas Social Services Hotline for COVID-19 Information and Referrals
Get the latest information from the Texas Department of State Health Services on the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Web link    Date Added: 03/19/2020    Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 8:35AM  
Focused Infection Control Surveys in Nursing Facilities
Texas Health and Human Services looks at the existing regulations and gives examples relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/18/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2020 1:13PM  
FAQs About COVID-19 in Texas
Here are frequently asked questions (FAQs) in Texas about the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory disease spreading worldwide.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/18/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2020 1:11PM