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COCA Call: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update and Information for Assisted Living & Long-term Care Facilities


COCA Call CDC Clinical Outreach and Communication Activity

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update and Information for Assisted Living & Long-term Care Facilities

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm (ET) Please click the link below to join: Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16468769923,,148725646# or +16699006833,,148725646#   Or Telephone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833  Webinar ID: 148 725 646 International numbers available:

During this COCA Call, presenters will focus on current information about COVID-19 as it relates to long-term care facilities, including nursing homes. Topics will include infection prevention and control guidance, steps facilities should take to prepare, and available resources. Special Request: Due to the high demand we anticipate for this COCA Call, we kindly ask participants to access it in a group format, if possible, to allow for the maximum number of people to participate.   Watch on Facebook: You may also participate in this COCA Call by joining COCA’s Facebook Live.     Advanced registration is not required.   Continuing Education will not be offered for this COCA Call.    There will only be a few slides for this COCA Call. Slides will not advance during the presentation portion of this webinar. You can find the slides under the “Call Materials” tab here.

If you are unable to attend this live COCA Call, it will be available to view on-demand a few hours after the call. 

Brendan Jackson, MD, MPH COVID-19 Response Clinical Team Centers for Disease Control and Prevention LCDR

Kara M. Jacobs Slifka, MD, MPH (USPHS) COVID-19 Response Infection Prevention and Control Team Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   The Emergency Risk Communication Branch in the Division of Emergency Operations, Center for Preparedness and Response is responsible for the management of all COCA products.

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