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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Visit this website daily for the latest information from AHCA/NCAL, DHSS, CDC, and CMS about novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  While long term care facilities follow quality infection control procedures, COVID-19 has heightened focus on infection prevention and control. We are providing resources to assist long term care facilities with issues surrounding COVID-19 and this rapidly evolving situation.  





 Most Recent Guidance and Information You Need To Know


Guidance to Follow When COVID-19 Enters Your Facility



Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) & Health and Human Services (HHS)

AHCA/NCAL Communications 


Husch Blackwell Suggested Policies, Forms, and Updates

MHCA wishes to thank its outside general counsel Husch Blackwell for the development of these suggested policies and forms to be shared with the membership. They can be customized to fit each individual facility‚Äôs situation.  The material below does not constitute legal advice by Husch Blackwell, but as examples of documents to be considered for use by facilities in conjunction with advice from their own attorneys, accountants and other consultants for the facility.

Facility Communications

Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) and Department of Social Services Communications (DSS) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)


Education Relating to COVID-19

Please click here for to find valuable online education, training, and resource materials related to COVID-19.  Webinar recordings and handouts from previous training is also available.  Please check this link daily for new recordings and upcoming webinars and training.



COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes

On Monday, May 4, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, launched the COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes. The network is designed to support nursing home leadership, staff, residents and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rapid Response Network features daily 20-minute National Nursing Home Huddles to provide real time, pragmatic solutions that can be implemented in nursing homes today to solve many of the key problems brought about or exacerbated by COVID-19. Call topics will reflect issues identified as most pressing by those providing care for nursing home residents, including: access to personal protective equipment (PPE), lack of testing, hospital to nursing home transfers, staff illness and absence, and staff attrition.


Please join in on these calls by registering here. Once registered, you will have access to a web page with recordings and resources from past calls. The 20-minute huddles will take place at 12PM ET every weekday going forward.





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