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Wednesday LTC Provider Call - DPHS - Shared screen with speaker view
Twila McInnis
03:42
If a new resident is unvaccinated and on a 14 day quarantine, are they allowed to have visitors if they wear PPE? Thank you.
Lauren Murray
05:02
Thank-you to Kelley and Michael from Heath Direct for the OUTSTANDING support on the vaccine clinics.
Kathleen Garofano
08:08
Do we test even the vaccinated employees?
Lauren Murray
08:38
CMS guidance requiring testing for unvaccinated staff only?
Kathleen Garofano
08:55
thank you
Devon Turnbull
10:44
So does this mean that NH is not requiring testing for vfaccinated staff?
Matt Gatzke
10:54
LTCFTesting@dhhs.nh.gov
Jeanne Ryer
12:48
AHRQ Project ECHO Nursing Home COVID-19 ECHO Continuation Phase May 13-Aug 26 1:00-2:30 pm For info: Jeanne Ryer Jeanne.ryer@unh.edu
Matt Gatzke
22:49
https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/inline-documents/sonh/universal-best-practices.pdf
Michael Cain
26:14
Will we still be required to utilize masks with outdoor visitation? There has been talk that this requirement is going away.
Peter Touborg
29:15
will non-medical trips out from the community now be allowed for residents (such as a trip home with a vaccinated family member)?
Lani Theroux Greenbriar Nashua NH
30:17
So no longer active screening for covid for vaccinated residents in LTC?
Paula
31:30
many families are asking if they can take their resident out for a car ride or home for a visit. All resident/family are vaccinated. When will this be allowed?
Gary Sobelson
31:36
And specifically CMS requirements for test screening asymptomatic vaccinated employees?
Amy Valera/Salemhaven
32:39
What if in an outbreak. Do we only test residents and staff that are symptomatic and unvaccinated? Or continue with 100% residents and staff
lisa chamberlain
37:32
If a fully vaccinated resident wanted to play cards with a fully vaccinated staff member...would this be considered acceptable?
Kristen Schmidt
40:42
Slides will be posted at www.nhhca.org/covid-19/ shortly after the call
Robert Memmolo
42:29
Can you speak more about Dining
Matt Gatzke
43:37
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html
pc
49:13
what if there are unvaccinated staff near the 2 vaccinated residents sharing a meal
Robert Memmolo
49:44
Can people eat with different tablemates now?
Robert's iPad
53:03
Can fully vaccinated resident go for a ride or walk outside with fully vaccinated family member?
donna roe
55:39
is that same in LTC? relating to the PPRE and nebs?
Matt Gatzke
57:34
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/long-term-care.html
Alli Fam
58:58
will the state be releasing updated guidance to the guidance for LTCF released on April 26th, or is the universal best practices the state resource to refer to starting May 7th?
Lisa Henderson
59:32
I believe CMS is expecting conventional use of PPE at this point, not conservation strategy?
Lisa Henderson
01:00:00
@Kristie, perhaps you can comment?
JWaitt
01:05:31
We are in Rockingham County. Under 5% positivity rate in the county. 100% of our residents have been vaccinated in our ALF, but we are still under CMS guidelines. Residents are asking (begging) to be allowed to go out with their families for short periods of time, can this be allowed?
Kristen Schmidt
01:07:19
https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/inline-documents/sonh/universal-best-practices.pdf
Kristen Schmidt
01:07:39
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html
Kristen Schmidt
01:08:16
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/non-hospital-settings.html
Kristen Schmidt
01:08:33
https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh-revised.pdf
Kristen Schmidt
01:08:45
o https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-38-nh-revised.pdf
Taylor Selembo
01:09:38
Recommendations for Responding to COVID-19 are still relevant: https://www.covid19.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt481/files/inline-documents/long-term-care/covid-ltfc-recommendations.pdf
Purington
01:10:08
When you go the to Universal Guidance, it states "In addition to the best practices outlined here, businesses, organizations, and individual business operators should review the following: Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs) and Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs): U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance AND NH DHHS guidance and resources for Long Term Care Facilities"
Ciaran Smith--MVC
01:16:12
The CDC guidance states that residents can participate in group activities without masks if they have all been vaccinated...what if the staff member that is present has not been vaccinated? (They would still be masking at all times)
lorimcintire
01:20:11
Can you please confirm that Cms does not have any restrictions on vaccinated residents going out w/ family members (i.e. restaurant, home, etc)
Brendan Williams
01:21:42
The CDC clearly contemplates "social excursions" as it states: "Patients/residents taking social excursions outside the facility should be educated about potential risks of public settings, particularly if they have not been fully vaccinated, and reminded to avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. They should be encouraged and assisted with adherence to all recommended infection prevention and control measures, including source control, physical distancing, and hand hygiene. If they are visiting friends or family in their homes, they should follow the source control and physical distancing recommendations for visiting with others in private settings as described in the Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People."
Robert's iPad
01:22:00
Please answer the questions from family members about taking residents out. It’s unfair to ask us to wait another two weeks for the next call. We joined this call to have our questions answered. A response would be greatly appreciated before ending today’s call.
Brendan Williams
01:23:31
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html
Lani Theroux Greenbriar Nashua NH
01:25:41
Could someone please clarify the screening discussion from earlier? Do fully vaccinated residents still require daily covid screening? If so, can it be reduced to temp and POX to help reduce work load?
Angela.c.Hawthorne
01:26:05
but the staff will still wear mask and eye protection, correct?
Ciaran Smith--MVC
01:27:03
I assume facilities have unvaccinated staff and would be unable to staff according to vaccine status.
Michelle Humphrey
01:27:28
How would this effect the contact tracing and tracking for positive staff with the state as the questions are around PPE and contact even with PPE. Will that be changing as well?
Brendan Williams
01:27:51
Good idea on activities meeting
lgallagher
01:27:58
If the unvaccinated staff is masked at all times, why can they not work in dining room or help assist with activities but are providing personal care for the resident at other times?
Susan.C.Buxton
01:28:51
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with the Activities Professionals as well
Lauren Murray
01:29:06
Patients/residents taking social excursions outside the facility should be educated about potential risks of public settings, particularly if they have not been fully vaccinated, and reminded to avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. They should be encouraged and assisted with adherence to all recommended infection prevention and control measures, including source control, physical distancing, and hand hygiene. If they are visiting friends or family in their homes, they should follow the source control and physical distancing recommendations for visiting with others in private settings as described in the Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
Lauren Murray
01:29:36
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html
Lisa Henderson
01:31:46
https://forms.gle/Fg32jczUX7X3jAmG6
Kristen Schmidt
01:32:14
https://forms.gle/Fg32jczUX7X3jAmG6
Carole Boutin
01:32:32
Thank you!