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. 

We have also developed a survey for patients, family members, and other caregivers to submit questions and challenges they are facing. You can complete the survey by clicking here.

General Information (Last updated 5/19/2020) 

MNHPC, Leading Age Minnesota, and Care Providers of Minnesota

Guidance for End-of-Life Compassionate Visits for Long Term Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

MNHPC and MAGIC (Minnesota Association of Geratric Inspired Clinicians)

Acute Symptom Management Document

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)

The Difference between Alternative Masks and Surgical Masks for COVID-19

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Personal Protective Equipment

MDH COVID-19 Website

MDH Regional Health Care Preparedness Coordinators

MDH Crisis Standards of Care

MDH COVID-19 Planning and Response Grants RFP

City of Minneapolis

Proclamation of Emergency Regulation

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)

Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System updates, Nursing Home Staff Counts, and Frequently Asked Questions (4/24/20)

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. 

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 Jessica Hausauer at [email protected] or 651-917-4613.