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COVID-19 Staff Resources

  • ASPR TRACIE Mini Modules to Relieve Stress For Healthcare Workers Responding to COVID-19 (Posted 5/5/21)
    One continuous knowledge gap identified during this time has been the need for information for front-line healthcare and social services workers to use prior to and during a disaster such as the COVID-19 pandemic to recognize and reduce their stress levels and maintain resilience. These mini-modules are designed for healthcare workers in all settings, but primarily hospital-based providers, staff, and leaders.
  • Asymptomatic Employees Algorithm v1 (Updated 4/14/20)
    Process for dealing with asymptomatic staff who may be exposed to coronavirus
  • Asymptomatic Employees Algorithm - Spanish v1 (Updated 4/14/20)
    Process for dealing with asymptomatic staff who may be exposed to coronavirus. (Spanish version)
  • Coping with Stress Home Stretch v1 (Posted 6/3/21)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.
  • COVID-19 Staffing Considerations v1 (Released 5/20/20)
    Here are some staff considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • Employee Safety and Rights: HIPAA/ADA v1 - (Released 4/21/20)
    Guidance to help employers seek information about an employee’s health that would typically be limited by the ADA, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Employee Safety and Rights: HIPAA/ADA - Spanish v1 (Released 4/21/20)
    Guidance to help employers seek information about an employee’s health that would typically be limited by the ADA, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Spanish version)
  • Employee Sign In Sign Out Log & Policy v7 (Revised 7/23/20)
    Policy for screening anyone who enters the facility, plus an employee sign-in log.
  • Employee Sign In Sign Out Log & Policy - Spanish v7 (Revised 7/23/20)
    Policy for screening anyone who enters the facility, plus an employee sign-in log. (Spanish version)
  • FAQs EEOC Hiring Vaccinations v1
    Under the ADA, prior to making a conditional job offer to an applicant, disability-related inquiries and medical exams are generally prohibited. They are permitted between the time of the offer and when the applicant begins work, provided they are required for everyone in the same job category.
  • Household Plan of Action Infographic v1 (Released 5/20/20)
    It's important to follow safety guidelines, not just in our work environment but at home too. Here are some guidelines we can share with our family members.
  • Instructions Staff Vaccine Record (Posted 6/20/21)
    Accurately tracking vaccine administration is key to maintaining the health and well-being of nursing home staff. This document can be used electronically or as a paper tool to help collect, record and file necessary information on staff COVID-19 vaccinations. Follow the steps below to complete the record for each staff member.
  • Isolation After Community Exposure v1 (Updated 4/22/20)
    When to start and end home isolation for healthcare providers and public health officials managing persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Isolation After Community Exposure - Spanish v1 (Updated 4/22/20)
    When to start and end home isolation for healthcare providers and public health officials managing persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Spanish version)
  • MDHHS Clarifications May 17 2021 (Posted 5/27/21)
    FAQ's from MDHHS on current situations
  • MDHHS Rapid Response Staffing in Long-Term Care Facilities (11/30/20)
    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will be offering Rapid Response Staffing statewide to assist long-term care facilities who may be experiencing a staffing shortage. Long-term care facilities eligible to participate include nursing homes, assisted living centers, homes for the aged, and adult foster care homes. While staffing resources are available statewide, please note that MDHHS cannot guarantee that every facility that meets criteria and request staffing resources will receive staffing support due to the high demand for supplemental staffing.
  • More COVID-19 Staffing Considerations v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    As we are all wrapped up in policies and infection control, have we considered our staff?? Here are some staff considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • More COVID-19 Staffing Considerations - Spanish v1 (Released 7/6/20)
    As we are all wrapped up in policies and infection control, have we considered our staff?? Here are some staff considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Spanish version)
  • OSHA COVID-19 Guidance for Nursing Home Workers (Released 3/18/21)
    Tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus in nursing homes.
  • OSHA Steps to Protect Cleaning Staff (Released 3/18/21)
    Infographic from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration containing steps to protect cleaning staff during COVID-19.
  • Pandemic Workforce Well-being: Recognizing Stressors and Supporting Our Own (Posted 5/5/21)
    The Mount Sinai Hospital System is comprised of eight hospitals and numerous urgent care and outpatient locations across New York City. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the system and its staff was overwhelmed by patient surge. Dr. Jonathan Ripp (Chief Wellness Officer, Mount Sinai Health System, Dean for Well-Being and Resilience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Co-Chair, Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM)) and Dr. Brendan Carr (Professor and System Chair of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Health System) shared how they developed new and maximized existing programs to ensure the system recognized
  • Policy Brief on NH Strike Teams (Posted 5/27/21)
    Residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities have remained the most vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have experienced how a nursing home COVID-19 outbreak can quickly deplete equipment and staff resources, leading temporarily to the need to invoke crisis capacity standards. Strike teams have emerged as one effective option to provide direct support to nursing homes during outbreaks. These strike teams or rapid response teams have been deployed successfully throughout the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States. While we are encouraged by the steady recent decline in nursing home cases, we remain wary of future COVID-19 threats that include virus variants, decreasing cohort immunity due to new admissions and new hires, and possibly waning individual immunity. Thus, we encourage all state officials to examine the role of strike teams in the ongoing evidence-based response to COVID-19 in each state’s LTC facilities.
  • Return To Work Criteria (Posted 6/20/21)
    CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may be adapted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. This guidance provides information for making decisions about return to work for healthcare personnel (HCP) with SARS-CoV-2 infection using a symptom-based strategy.
  • Staff Health Recommendations v2 (Updated 4/14/20)
    Process for dealing with asymptomatic staff who may be exposed to coronavirus.
  • Staff Health Recommendations - Spanish v2 (Updated 4/15/20)
    Process for dealing with asymptomatic staff who may be exposed to coronavirus. (Spanish version)