COVID-19

CHCA has created this page in effort to provide the most up to date information concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic and Long Term Care Facilities.

CHCA COVID-19 FAQ Page CHCA has created a FAQ/Resource page for Skilled Nursing Facilities, including information from CMS, CDPHE, AHCA, and Local Health Entities.

 

CHCA Vaccine Acceptance Office Hours

As the first few weeks of vaccination data from our Colorado facilities begins to roll in, we are seeing an alarmingly low acceptance from our staff. With less than an average of 50% of staff vaccinations occurring thus far, that leaves the majority of our staff at risk to contract the virus and infect others if these poor outcomes continue, placing the facilities at a high probability for continued outbreaks. With the desire to inform, CHCA has partnered with the Colorado’s Medical Directors to extend a virtual “Office Hours”. These office hours will host a Medical Director whom is not affiliated with a specific healthcare building to address frequently asked questions and then allow staff to ask questions about the vaccination.

Further information about CHCA Vaccine Acceptance Office Hours, including recordings of pas Office Hours, Slides, and zoom links to future Office Hours can be found here

 

CDPHE / Local Guidance and Recommendations

*Newest* Guidance on Consent for the Un-Friended Population in LTC 12/23– A Joint Emergency LTC Ethics Committee Meeting for the unfriended was held on 12/15/20 resulting in a resolution surrounding consent and the COVID-19 vaccine. The resolution directs members of their interdisciplinary teams to take a proactive approach on this matter.

Public Health Order 20-33: Laboratory Data Reporting for COVID-1912/01

Check Infection Percentage Rates

Public Health Order20-20: Requirements for ANF, AL for COVID Prevention and Response 11/20

Testing Requirement Guidance 11/16

Current CDPHE guidance on LTC prep and Rapid Response 11/16

CORRECTION: HAN Advisory – COVID Disease Reporting Required for all COVID Testing Facilities 9/14

CDPHE COVID-19 Reporting Form 8/26

CDPHE Laboratory Guidance for COVID-19-Testing 9/3

Test Positivity Spreadsheet 9/3

Governor Polis Public Health Order Requiring Reporting through EMResource 7/31

CDPHE Guidance for Outdoor Visitation 6/25

CDPHE Health Department & Health Care Provider Site

 

Federal Guidance & Recommendations (CMS, CDC)

CMS Interim Final Rule Testing Guidance QSO-20-38 August 26 8/26

CDC Interim Guidance on Rapid Antigen Tests 8/20

CDC Updates Transmission Based Precautions, Duration of Isolation, and Return to Work Criteria 7/20

CMS FAQs on Visitation  6/25

CMS Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations 6/3

CMS Tool Kit for COVID-19 5/14

CMS Waivers for LTC  5/1

CMS Memo: Notification of Confirmed COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes 4/19

CMS Extends Suspension of Standard Surveys 4/16

CMS releases transfer and discharge guidance for LTC 4/14

CMS COVID-19 Focused Survey Protocol. 3/31

 

AHCA/NCAL Guidance & Recommendations

AHCA COVID-19 Resource Page

AHCA has compiled several webinars concerning COVID-19 Subjects. You will use you ahcancaled login information They are:

CMS’s COVID-19 Performance Payment Program

Understanding Batch Testing with the Quidel Sofia2

You will use you ahcancalED login information to access these webinars. To get your login info please click here

AHCA Member COVID-19 Email Update Archive CHCA keeps a record of all AHCA member communications concerning CVOID-19 dating back to March 2020

 

CHCA Information & Resources

*Newest* COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Education: Now is the the Time Powerpoint 11/25

CHCA has provided information for facilities about the newly mandated EMResource programThis page will be updated with new information as it is released.

CHCA COVID-19 FAQ Page CHCA has created a FAQ/Resource page for Skilled Nursing Facilities, including information from CMS, CDPHE, AHCA, and Local Health Entities.

AHCA Member COVID-19 Email Update Archive CHCA keeps a record of all AHCA member communications concerning CVOID-19 dating back to March 2020

If your community is running low on PPE, you should make a request though your local health department. Colorado’s Local Health Departments

Please note that all CHCA Conferences and Conventions have been cancelled for 2020 and all educational trainings will be held digitally.