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)
  • CMS Counseling Checklist v1 (Released 8/18/20)
    People who have COVID-19 or were exposed to COVID-19 need to separate themselves from others until there is little risk of spreading (transmitting) the infection to others. CMS has provided a checklist to assist providers when communicating with patients.
  • CMS Memo and Letter to Residents' Regarding Right to Vote v1 (Released 10/13/20)
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is affirming the continued right of nursing home residents to exercise their right to vote. While the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has resulted in limitations for visitors to enter the facility to assist residents, nursing homes must still ensure residents are able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote. States, localities, and nursing home owners and administrators are encouraged to collaborate to ensure a resident’s right to vote is not impeded.
  • CMS Sept 2020 Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes v10
    This toolkit catalogs the many innovative solutions designed at the state level to protect our nation’s vulnerable nursing home residents during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • CMS SNF QRP COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet v1 (Released 10/26/20)
    The purpose of the tip sheet is to help providers understand the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) public reporting strategy for the SNF QRP to account for CMS quality data submissions that were optional and excepted from public reporting due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
  • CMS: Talking Points for Providers v1 (Released 8/18/20)
    People who have COVID-19 or were exposed to COVID-19 need to separate themselves from others until there is little risk of spreading (transmitting) the infection to others. CMS has provided talking points to help providers communicate this important message to their patients.
  • Communication Suggestions During COVID-19 Infographic v1 (Released 9/16/20)
    Here are some ideas to strengthen communication between residents and staff
  • Communication Suggestions During COVID-19 Infographic - Spanish v1 - (Released 9/28/20)
    Here are some ideas to strengthen communication between residents and staff (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)
  • Coronavirus Tent Fact Sheet from the National Fire Protection Association v1
    States are allowing businesses to start opening back up, and with that comes a number of guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. To create areas for outdoor visitation, many facilities have set up areas under tents. Several fire and life safety issues need to be considered when using them.
  • COVID Statistics Infographics v1 (Released 10/8/20)
    Statistics of COVID-19 patients from the CDC.
  • 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)
  • COVID-19 Reminders v1 (Released 9/24/20)
    As the pandemic continues, a few reminders to help reduce the spread.
  • COVID-19 Reminders - Spanish v1 (Released 9/28/20)
    As the pandemic continues, a few reminders to help reduce the spread. (Spanish)
  • COVID Strategies CMS CDC QIO v1 (Released 9/1/20)
    Minimize the risk of non-infected residents interacting with infected or colonized residents and limit exposure to staff
  • COVID-19 vs. Influenza v3 (Released 9/16/20)
    Educate the staff on the similarities and differences of influenza and COVID-19 as they share many symptoms
  • COVID-19 vs. Influenza - Spanish v3 (Released 10/1/20)
    Educate the staff on the similarities and differences of influenza and COVID-19 as they share many symptoms. (Spanish version)