COVID-19 Administration Resources

  • Admission Process/Opening Up COVID-19 v3 (Revised 7/16/20)
    Policy and Procedure to follow for New Admissions during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Admission Process/Opening Up COVID-19 - Spanish v3 (Revised 7/16/20)
    Policy and Procedure to follow for New Admissions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • Adult Cardiac Arrest Algorithm for Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients
    An algorithm from the American Heart Association for treating cardiac arrest patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Care Efficiency Bundling Tasks v1 (Released 5/26/20)
    Consolidate services to limit the number of times we enter a resident's room.
  • Care Efficiency Bundling Tasks - Spanish v1 (Released 5/26/20)
    Consolidate services to limit the number of times we enter a resident's room. (Spanish version)
  • Consent for Release of COVID-19 Diagnosis & Status v1 (Released 6/12/20)
    A letter template you can customize to obtain authorization to disclose the diagnosis and status of COVID-19 positive residents to fellow residents and staff.
  • Consent for Release of COVID-19 Diagnosis & Status - Spanish v1 (Released 6/12/20)
    A letter template you can customize to obtain authorization to disclose the diagnosis and status of COVID-19 positive residents to fellow residents and staff. (Spanish version)
  • Consent for Social Media Release of COVID-19 Diagnosis v1 (Released 6/12/20)
    A letter template you can customize to obtain authorization to disclose the diagnosis and status of recovered COVID-19 residents to fellow residents, staff, social media and news media.
  • Consent for Social Media Release of COVID-19 Diagnosis - Spanish v1 (Released 6/12/20)
    A letter template you can customize to obtain authorization to disclose the diagnosis and status of recovered COVID-19 residents to fellow residents, staff, social media and news media. (Spanish version)
  • COVID-19 Acknowledgement Liability Waiver v1 (Released 5/22/20)
    When admitting new residents when you have active cases of COVID-19 in your facility, it's a good idea to have the resident sign an acknowledgment and liability waiver. Here is a template you could use and customize it to your facility.
  • COVID-19 Acknowledgement Liability Waiver - Spanish v1 (Released 5/22/20)
    When admitting new residents when you have active cases of COVID-19 in your facility, it's a good idea to have the resident sign an acknowledgment and liability waiver. Here is a template you could use and customize it to your facility. (Spanish version)
  • Dining Recommendations v1 (Released 3/18/20)
    Tips for serving food in your community's dining room during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Dining Recommendations - Spanish v1 (Released 4/13/20)
    Tips for serving food in your community's dining room during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Spanish version)
  • Don't Do This Do That-Notification Requirements v1
    Do's and don'ts for communicating with residents and families regarding cases of COVID-19 at the facility.
  • Don't Do This Do That-Notification Requirements - Spanish v1
    Do's and don'ts for communicating with residents and families regarding cases of COVID-19 at the facility. (Spanish version)
  • Do's and Don'ts for Communicating with the Media v1 (Released 4/10/20)
    A few helpful do’s and don’ts for managing media inquiries.
  • Do's and Don'ts for Communicating with the Media - Spanish v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    A few helpful do’s and don’ts for managing media inquiries. (Spanish version)
  • JAMDA Guidelines: Long-Term Care Facilities and the Coronavirus Epidemic (May 2020)
    Practical Guidelines for a Population at Highest Risk
  • Mail and Package Delivery Policy COVID-19 v1 (Revised 7/16/20)
    Policy for receiving mail and/or packages at your facility.
  • Mail and Package Delivery Policy COVID-19 - Spanish v2 (Released 7/16/20)
    Policy for receiving mail and/or packages at your facility. (Spanish version)
  • Media Release Template: Resident/Staff COVID-19 Positive v1 (Released 4/10/20)
    A sample media release to use if a member or your staff or resident of your facility is tested positive with COVID-19.
  • Media Release Template: Resident/Staff COVID-19 Positive - Spanish v1 (Released 4/15/20)
    A sample media release to use if a member or your staff or resident of your facility is tested positive with COVID-19. (Spanish version)
  • Medical Record Surveyor Access Policy & Procedure v1 (Released 7/14/20)
    CMS has limited surveyor on-site visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In an effort to assist in the survey process, here is a process for remote medical record access to be provided upon request.
  • Medical Record Surveyor Access Policy & Procedure - Spanish v1 (Released 7/14/20)
    CMS has limited surveyor on-site visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In an effort to assist in the survey process, here is a process for remote medical record access to be provided upon request. (Spanish version)
  • Medicare Telehealth Services Booklet from CMS - March 2020
    Learn telehealth requirements, distant site practitioners, and billing and payment for the originating site facility. Published by CMS