COVID-19 News and Resources

COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus is on everyone's mind right now, and we at MNHPC are monitoring the evolving situation closely. Resources are included below to access updated information about COVID-19. Additionally, we will provide further information as it becomes available.

The most up-to-date information about COVID-19 is on the MDH COVID-19 website and the CDC COVID-19 website

We have developed a survey for our members to submit questions and challenges they are facing. You can complete the survey by clicking here. 

General Information (Last updated 3/26/2020) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

CDC COVID-19 Website

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

MDH COVID-19 Website

MDH Regional Health Care Preparedness Coordinators

MDH Crisis Standards of Care

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

NHPCO COVID-19 Resources

NHPCO Fact Sheet on Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention in Nursing Homes and Hospice (REVISED) (3/14/2020)

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Navigating the Impact of COVID-19 in Palliative Care Virtual Office Hours

Regulatory Guidance and Updates 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)

Prioritization of Survey Activities (3/23/2020)

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning COVID-19 by Hospice Agencies (3/9/2020) 

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning COVID-19 in Nursing Homes (REVISED) (3/13/2020) 

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning COVID-19 in Home Health Agencies  3/10/2020 

Situational Updates 

MDH/MHA Weekly Update Calls

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) have scheduled weekly meetings, which take place on Thursdays, from 12:30-1:30pm. The schedule and registration links are:

MDH Long-term Care COVID-19 Weekly Call

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has scheduled weekly calls related to long term care and COVID-19. Calls will take place every Wednesday at 3:30 PM until further notice.

Participants are urged to use the WebEx online platform (linked below) whenever possible to keep the limited number of phone lines available for participants without access to a computer or with connectivity issues. Q & A will happen through the WebEx chat box.

Click here for registration information

 

Key Contacts

If you have any questions, please reach out to MNHPC Executive Director Susan Marschalk at [email protected] or 651-917-4616