UPDATES & LINKS
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
CFDMC Vaccination Campaign Resources & Tips
As we all know, current events have disrupted our communities in unprecedented ways, leading to loss of jobs, long periods of social isolation to interrupted or deferred school, travel and schedules. As you can imagine many people have been facing increased stress and uncertainty. With this in mind, The Recovery Village recently conducted a survey about the effects of “COVID-19 and Our Mental Health“. The results indicate that many people could be turning to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the impact of the coronavirus.
Result from their Mental Health Professionals Survey can be found HERE
This page highlights resources identified or developed to address current response and recovery operations to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Please refer to CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2022 webpage for the most up-to-date clinical guidance on COVID-19 outbreak management.
If you have COVID-19 best or promising practices, plans, tools, or templates to share with your peers, please visit the ASPR TRACIE Information Exchange
Healthcare Providers Preparedness Checklist & Hospital Preparedness Tool
Long Term Care Partners
Older populations and people with underlying health issues appear to be at increased risk for this virus. We believe it is important that long-term care facilities begin planning now and ensuring they have protocols in place for a pandemic scenario. Specific actions include:
- Criteria and protocols for closing units or the entire facility to new admissions when the pandemic virus is in the facility
- Criteria and protocols for enforcing visitor limitations
- A plan for cohorting symptomatic residents or groups
- An occupational health plan for addressing staff absences
- Plans for increased cleaning of common surfaces
The linked checklist is an excellent resource for long-term care and other residential facilities to assist them with pandemic planning. While the document references influenza, Coronavirus is a respiratory disease and most of the same activities apply. Link: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/pdf/longtermcare.pdf
Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html
Nursing Home Infection Prevention Training – https://www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/training.html