NCAL – COVID-19 Updates, June 30, 2021

Comply with OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards by July 6 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released Emergency Temporary Standards to address exposure to COVID-19 to workers in health care settings. These standards apply to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled. Read more COVID-19 UPDATES Let’s Keep Rolling Up … [Read more]

NCAL – COVID-19 Updates, March 17, 2021

CDC Releases Vaccine Safety Monitoring Videos The CDC is actively monitoring vaccine safety, and two of their key monitoring systems are the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and V-Safe. Staff in long term care facilities are asked to report any concerning side effects in residents through VAERS, while V-Safe is for individuals who receive … [Read more]

NCAL – COVID-19 Updates, Feburary 17, 2020

CDC CHANGES QUARENTINE GUIDANCE FOR VACCINATED STAFF Last week, the CDC revised their guidance on quarantining after exposure for staff members who have completed vaccination. The new guidance indicates that vaccinated persons with an exposure are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria.  Read more COVID-19 UPDATES  Outpatient Therapeutics Mini-Series and Monoclonal … [Read more]

NCAL – COVID-19 Updates, December 17, 2020

AHCA/NCAL Launches Vaccination Campaign AHCA/NCAL launched a new #GetVaccinated campaign to encourage long term care staff and residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A communications toolkit with various materials have been created for providers and state affiliates to help communicate about the importance of vaccination as well as highlight progress. Read more COVID-19 UPDATES Provider Relief Fund … [Read more]

NCAL – COVID-19 Updates, September 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATES ASPR Releases a New Toolkit ASPR has released a new toolkit on COVID-19 Considerations for Long-Term Care Facilities. The toolkit contains information on emergency planning, infection prevention, operational considerations, behavioral health and workplace safety. Read more… AHCA/NCAL and Members Recognize Importance of Flu Vaccine The importance of vaccines has never been more prominent. While … [Read more]