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Q&A with DHS and MDH - Shared screen with speaker view
Doug Annett
Maria King
Updated CMS document re., COVID and infection control measures for ICF/IID from 12/17/20 https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-21-07-psych-hospital-prtf-icf-iid.pdf
Rachel Schulman
RE: the disparity about those who live independently, it was to do with all the transmission that was taking place in group living facilities
ARRM Admin
From JP: MDH Quarantine guidance: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/quarguide.pdf
Rachel Schulman
those rates were quite high and so those staff and residents were deemed in higher need of protection
Rachel Schulman
we have been working hard to get messaging out to those working in home settings. If their employer isn't coordinating vaccination for them, they can register here to get matched with the county where they live. I recommend they use their professional email when registering if possible. Health Care Vaccination Connection Form (smartsheet.com)
Rachel Schulman
sorry here's the working link https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/74db302b29b042628816ff9bd049b342
Lisa Gemlo
Just to clarify so everyone understands. Direct support workers are included in 1a third tier so they are prioritized but the distribution Dan is speaking to is focusing on licensed facilities. Have DSP/PCAs etc sign up on the link Rachel provided.
Dan Pollock
Thanks for having us