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05/11/2021
DHS BHSL has a useful...
05/04/2021
PCH and ALR must complete the COVID Case Tracker. This is separate from vaccine tracking. A baseline report is required, even if facilities have experienced no cases.
05/04/2021

Personal care homes and assisted living residences must complete the DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker link upon completion of their final vaccination clinic

05/04/2021
Self-reported Data on Vaccination rates in PCH and ALR were released. You can view download the spreadsheet from their webpage.
05/04/2021
PHCs or ALRs wishing to use New Technologies should submit a Waiver.
05/04/2021
DOH released multiple updates in the form of PA HANs
  • These HANs reflect updated guidance from the QSOs 20-38 and 20-39 and are applicable to all long term care settings. 
  • In any instances where there is divergence between the HANs and CDC or CMS guidance, it is recommended that facilities follow the HANs. 
05/04/2021
DHS has begun review of Act 24 Fund Use Reporting completed by Facilities. If uploaded excel files don’t match your completed survey in the reporting module you are likely to hear from DHS.
04/20/2021
USDA is soliciting applications...

04/20/2021
CDC updated their information for older adults, who are at a greater risk of severe COVID-19 resulting in hospitalization or dying if diagnosed with COVID-19. 
04/06/2021
The PA DHS updated Guidance on COVID-19 for Personal Care Homes, Assisted Living Residences and Private Intermediate Care Facilities...

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