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COVID-19

Thank you for your dedication during this crisis.
This page will be updated with information, please check back daily.
The government websites are also updated daily.

New Updates

RCAT Extension 7-1-2021
RCAT Call Center Information 7-1-2021
Updated Guidance for PCH/ALR 6-23-21
OSHA Guidance Applicable to Assisted Living Facilities
CDC Updated Guidance on Vaccinated Residents/Staff 4-28-21
CMS LTC Updated Guidance Testing Requirements 4-27-21
CMS LTC Updated Visitation Guidance 4-27-21

Reopening Guidance

PA Health Alert Website – PA HAN
Updated Guidance for PCH, ALR, IFC – 4-5-21
CMS Updated Guidance including Visitation 3-10-21

BHSL Updates

Guidance for Tuberculin Skin Testing and COVID Vaccination – Assisted Living 4-1-21
Procedures for Self Inspection to Increase Capacity 11-16-2020
PCH/ALR Administrator 24 online CEU 6-11-2020
SansWrite POC Quick Reference Guide 6-2-2020
DHS Inspections to begin 5-28-2020
COVID19 Facility Reporting Requirements for PCH/ALR 5-26-2020
Secretary Levine Order Reporting Requirements for PCH/ALR 5-22-2020
Expedited Direct Care Staff Training for PCH and ALR 5-15-2020
Clarification on Visitation Restrictions for PCH/ALR 5-5-2020
Diabetes Insulin Training during COVID19
Guidance for PCH/ALR regulation waivers and grace periods
COVID-19 Guidance for PCH/ALR
Temporary Medication Training Alternative
New and Existing Certification of Compliance Application Process
Department of Health LTCF Data

RCAT

Regional Congregate Care Assistance Teams 12-31-2020
Tomorrow’s Healthcare Resource for PCH/ALR

COVID Vaccine

DOH’s Equitable Vaccine Distribution Fact Sheet
PA DOH Vaccine Website
Secretary Order of HealthCare Personnel Vaccine 1-6-2021
CDC Guidance Vaccination for Previous Infections
Argentum Vaccine Toolkit
Department of Health Vaccine Website
CDC COVID-19 Resource

Universal Testing

Universal Testing FAQ 7-29-2020
Universal Testing Order for PCH/ALR 6-26-2020
Requirements for Universal Testing 6-26-2020
FAQ on Universal Testing 6-26-2020

Department of Human Services 

DHS Coronavirus Website
Coronavirus Provider Resources
Press Releases

Governor Wolf Website

Current and Past Press Conferences
by DOH and Governor Wolf
PAcast

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Website
Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services
CMS Coronavirus

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