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Wednesday LTC Provider Call - DPHS - Shared screen with speaker view
Todd
06:56
Can you please clarify after someone has tested positive for Covid, when they can be re-tested (as part of surveillance testing)? I've heard no tests for 4-6 weeks and I have also heard they should be excluded for 90 days. Which is the correct method?
Taylor Selembo
07:27
Hi Todd, they can be re-tested after 3 months.
Todd
08:52
Thanks Taylor!
Tracey Hamlin-Landry
11:01
For Aaron - we received our testing kits but no completed labels. Should we be expecting those labels prior to testing on Monday, September 7?
Lisa Henderson
15:13
9/2 HAN - Antigen based testing guidance - https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/documents/covid-19-update21.pdf (includes school data dashboard)
kwhite
16:36
We have several staff attending a wedding of 75 people in the Moose lodge. I am sure there will not be social distancing and mask. We have asked they self quarantine for 14 days. We are sure they will be coming from all over. Are we acting correctly
Lisa Henderson
17:11
CMS memo - https://www.cms.gov/medicareprovider-enrollment-and-certificationsurveycertificationgeninfopolicy-and-memos-states-and/interim-final-rule-ifc-cms-3401-ifc-additional-policy-and-regulatory-revisions-response-covid-19
Lisa Henderson
18:17
https://data.cms.gov/stories/s/COVID-19-Nursing-Home-Data/bkwz-xpvg
Angela Boyle
21:52
How will we know the difference between therapy or service animals?
Heidi Forrence
22:21
how do we get these revised phases showing the animal category?
Lisa Henderson
22:26
Rates of County positivity rates: https://data.cms.gov/download/hsg2-yqzz/application%2Fzip
Taylor Selembo
23:11
Heidi, see this link from the slide deck regarding definitions of therapy animals: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-welfare/service-emotional-support-and-therapy-animals
Mary Kerr
23:35
Is it legal to ask if they are a service animal or is there a change in the law to allow the handler to be questioned?
stephanpazulski
24:33
Campus has SNF, and 2 AL’s.
stephanpazulski
24:54
Can we begin to offer rehab services in the AL’s?
Taylor Selembo
25:01
See more CDC guidance on therapy and service animals during COVID-19, which also links to definitions of therapy vs service animals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/animals/service-therapy-animals.html
Lisa Henderson
26:54
9/2 HAN - Antigen based testing guidance - https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/documents/covid-19-update21.pdf
Kim Shottes
27:26
will testing centers/hospitals be following your guidance regarding antigen testing
Lisa Henderson
27:54
Case report form - https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid19-reporting-form.pdf
Anne Purington
28:25
would you please post the link to the cms training? thank you
Taylor Selembo
28:50
CMS/CDC targeted trainings: https://qsep.cms.gov/COVID-Training-Instructions.aspx
Heather MacNeil
31:31
ye please
Toni Hanson - Bel-Air Nursing and Rehab, Goffstown
31:37
yes please
Carolyn Blackman
33:11
CDC algorithm for use of antigen testing in nursing homes. Recs take into account clinical decision making and contextual factors such as community incidence, and characteristics of testing platform: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/nursing-homes-antigen-testing.html
Toni Hanson - Bel-Air Nursing and Rehab, Goffstown
33:14
thank you !!
mcain
33:21
Can you give link to updated phase tables please
Lisa Henderson
34:43
Re-opening guidance - inc phase tables - https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/ltcf-visitation.pdf
Thom Bloomquist
35:27
please address restrictions for independent living facilities
mcain
35:52
Lisa that link does not have pets added in to it
Taylor Selembo
36:41
We haven't yet finalized the official reopening guidance document, but it will be coming in the next week!
sschuttauf
39:28
In phase 2 could residents in LTC who room together, eat together in the diningroom, they do eat together when in their rooms
Anne Purington
41:25
If the resident must choose "one" representative for indoor visits, aren't outdoor visits preferred for families?
stephanpazulski
42:04
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stephanpazulski
42:12
Hillsborough
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42:26
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42:33
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42:41
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Rebecca Sky
43:51
Here is ADA guidance on service animals. 5th section shares what questions you can ask: https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
Angela.c.Hawthorne
44:14
Can you clarify how many visitors the resident can have both indoor and outdoor for Phase II? my understanding is that the indoor visits can have up to 2 visitors as long as one is a designated visitor (DPOA)?
jnormand
45:18
Can supportive visitors use the bathroom?
Edgewood Centre
45:54
Many staff members were working two jobs prior to the pandemic. What are your thoughts about staff working two jobs in different facilities/settings?
Angela.c.Hawthorne
47:48
can you clarify how many visitors are allowed in Phase III?
caroline hanly Rn
50:25
If staff travel by private vehicle to
caroline hanly Rn
50:55
to a cdc hotspot and if they follow all guidelines can they return to work
Lisa Henderson
53:19
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/employee-travel-guidance.pdf
Ben Chan
01:01:50
We lost audio
Ben Chan
01:02:11
Back on now... sorry if we missed a question
Angela.c.Hawthorne
01:03:34
the guidance says one designated person for indoor visitations, but it also mentions that up to 2 visitors are allowed during each visitation session, regardless of the purpose or location - page 4. Please clarify for Phase II - how many indoor visitors can someone have - one designee and one other? as long as no more than 2? thank you
Lara Shea
01:04:50
Phase 3, please consider not restricting visitors to just 1 support person. This will be very demoralizing going into fall/winter.
Suzanne
01:06:01
I agree with Lara regarding Phase 3 # of visitors.
Meg Miller
01:06:48
I too agree with Laura for Phase 3.
Michelle Spriggs
01:06:50
Will CMS support not testing previously positive employees within the 90 days, as part of the new testing.