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April 7, 2020

Universal Masking of Healthcare Workers and Staff in Congregate Care Settings

The Office of Long-Term Living is asking that you please review and follow the guidance in the attached alert from the Pennsylvania Health Alert Network  “Universal Masking of Healthcare Workers and Staff in Congregate Care Settings.”

Further guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health on personal protective equipment is  found here: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/COVID-19%20Guidance%20PPE.pdf

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak, please contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH and your regional BHSL office to report the outbreak and to obtain further guidance.  Contact information for the BHSL regional offices may be found on the Department of Human Services website at the following link:https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Personal-Care-Home-Field-Offices.aspx.

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