To: Mass Senior Care Members
From: Tara M. Gregorio, President
Re: COVID-19 Updates: DPH Releases Updated Testing Guidance; National CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Training
Date: August 13, 2020
DPH Releases Updated Testing Guidance
On August 7, the DPH released updated Testing Guidance. The updated guidance includes recommendations on the use of antigen testing as well as revisions to testing of previously positive individuals cleared from isolation.
National CMS/CDC Nursing Home COVID-19 Training
Topic: Transparency: Resident and Family Notification, Department of Health and Other Notifications
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020 Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Advance Registration Required: Register here.
- Learn updated guidance and policies regarding transparency during the COVID-19 public health emergency
- Learn more about best practices to implement a comprehensive and actionable communication plan
- Glean insight from a shared experience from a COVID-19 family member
- Learn strategies to provide compassionate care and communication during the COVID-19 pandemic
Audience: Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members, and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19.