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COVID Update call - Shared screen with speaker view
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
07:17
https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/
Jason Blanchette
07:47
Dr. Ballard can you speak up a little please? Thank you.
Laura McGee
09:30
very difficult to hear
Ted Purdy SCHC
24:39
Will the presentation be available?
Lara Richardson
24:43
Thank you!
Sherry Ovens Burleigh
24:48
This was very informative. Thank you
Yvette.G.Perron
24:54
Thank you Dr, Ballard!
Jessica Alward
24:58
Thank you Dr. Ballard. Very useful info. Are the slides going to be shared?
Lynda P. Goldthwaite
25:14
yes, thank you so much!!
Kelly Jones
26:18
Thanks Dr. Ballard! That was super helpful!
Matt Gatzke
28:05
https://www.covid19.nh.gov/
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
29:08
https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/hospitals
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
29:31
https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/trends
Matt Gatzke
30:07
https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/case-summary
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
31:06
https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-38-nh-revised.pdf
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
32:20
“Level of community transmission” should now behttps://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view
Robin Nelson
32:33
The guidance indicates "Close contact" as within 6 feet. Does that still apply if masks are worn?
Clinical Dept PF RR RS
33:29
how would we find Hillsboro other?
Clinical Dept PF RR RS
33:59
data?
donna roe
34:30
will you be discussing boosters? We are seeing an uptick in + residents who are symptomatic and needing treatments
June Gallup
34:36
Just to clarify- because the community transmission rate is high then testing is twice per week for unvaccinated staff only?
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
36:07
@June, yes - see table on p. 6" https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-38-nh-revised.pdf
Steven Brown
36:27
While I recognize that vaccination status is a big part of protection, knowing the efficacy of vaccination is also of importance. Has the state considered neutralizing antibody testing as a key role in determining correlate of protection for individuals or groups?
Julie Mahoney
36:29
can you define rapid POC testing
Clinical Dept PF RR RS
36:29
Kelly can you post your contact info
Heidi Hanover Terrace
36:43
If testing our unvaccinated staff twice a week can one test be a antigen test?
June Gallup
36:55
Thank you
greg pike
37:44
For assisted living / nursing homes is anyone using masks (or other forms of protection) other than surgical masks?
Nathan Ramsdell
38:00
@Heidi yes, you may use a rapid test for one of the tests
Kristen Schmidt
38:36
@Nathan, can both be Rapid/Antigen?
Steven Brown
39:02
While I recognize that vaccination status is a big part of protection, knowing the efficacy of vaccination is also of importance. Has the state considered neutralizing antibody testing as a key role in determining correlate of protection for individuals or groups?
Rachel Eichenbaum
39:05
This is for staff who are going into SNFs and ALFs or for everyone
Rachel Eichenbaum
39:16
?
Jordan McCormick
39:27
Provider call info can be found: https://www.covid19.nh.gov/resources/general-provider-covid-19-resources-and-information
Kelly Jones
40:00
Aaron.F.Olejarz@affiliate.dhhs.nh.gov
Kelly Jones
40:15
Kelly.l.jones@dhhs.nh.gov
Olejarz, Aaron
40:22
Aaron.F.Olejarz@affiliate.dhhs.nh.gov603-271-0335It's been a pleasure speaking with everyone.Please retain my contact information for additional questions.
Kristen Schmidt
40:33
Just to note, we need questions approximately one week ahead of time to assure the team has time to go through their approval process.
SDodier
41:01
Has any new information come out about mandatory vaccines?
Allison Parent- NHVH
41:28
since we need to go to twice a week will the PH labs complete 2 or do we need to find another lab to complete the second test?
Kristen Schmidt
42:20
Please reach out via one of the association contacts:kschmidt@nhhca.orglhenderson@leadingagemenh.orgmatt@dennehybouley.com
Jessica Barto
42:22
Is there a way to order Binax cards for testing?
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
42:41
For more urgent questions, the email address for the HAI program is haiprogram@dhhs.nh.gov. Providers can also contact the Public Health General number at 603-271-4496 or the Congregate Settings Group at 603-271-6996.
Kristen Schmidt
43:21
Thank you @Lisa for clarifying!
Clinical Dept PF RR RS
43:36
Are BinaxNOW cards available to Assisted Living communities as well?
Nathan Ramsdell
43:51
Link for BinaxNOW ordering: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=10564
Heidi Forrence
44:03
just to clarify UNH/state still reimbursing the 1x/week for PCR unvaccinated?
Charles Ouellette
44:04
Are the BinaxNOW tests available to for profit nursing homes, unlike PPE?
Nathan Ramsdell
44:11
Yes, they are available for ALFs, however a CLIA waiver and Medical Provider to order the teset
Matt Gatzke
47:32
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/documents/covid-19-update44.pdf
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
47:47
sign up for HAN alerts: https://nhhan.org/agreement.php
Jolynn Whitten- Hillside Village
48:37
Can ALs order BinaxNOW cards?
Nathan Ramsdell
49:11
@Jolynn yes, as long as you have a CLIA waiver and a medical provider
Jolynn Whitten- Hillside Village
49:29
Great- thank you! What is the website again?
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
49:37
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html
Nathan Ramsdell
49:43
https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=10564 for BinaxNOW ordering
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
51:02
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/long-term-care.html
Steven Brown
51:51
Was anyone seeing my question?
Lisa Henderson-LeadingAge ME & NH
51:51
Return to work guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html
j.hopkins
51:55
Can I require all residents to be vaccinated (I came on late, in case you answered this)
pc
53:21
ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR STAFF MANDATED VACCINES IN CMS LTC FACILITIES
j.hopkins
53:27
I own two ALF's in Dover
pcummings
53:37
I have the same question as a snf. Specific to new admissions whereby we have 100% resident vaccination rate now, can I require new admissions to be vaccinated as an admission criteria?