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Wednesday LTC Provider Call - DPHS - Shared screen with speaker view
AmandaMa
02:59
if someone received their first covid vaccine in January and then something happened so they didn't get their second in time but received the 2nd dose in may they do not need to start the series all over at that point do they? one in January and one in may is considered complete is what a prior call stated, is this still true?
Carole Boutin
05:11
Would you please post the memo that was mentioned at the beginning of the call? Thank you!
Matt Gatzke
05:18
https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-21-19-nh.pdf
Matt Gatzke
06:39
mailto:LTCFTesting@dhhs.nh.govmailto:ALFTesting@dhhs.nh.gov
Carole Boutin
07:01
Thanks Matt!
Matt Gatzke
10:23
nhiis.support@dhhs.nh.govHAIProgram@dhhs.nh.gov
Trevor Bauer
11:04
for the walkthrough: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/ltc/covidvax/weekly-covid-reporting-508.pdf
AmandaMa
11:13
does NHSN reporting apply to assisted living facilities?
Karyn
13:16
How do you report into NHSN if everyone in your facility is locked out without a backup?
Matt Gatzke
15:06
https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/schools
Matt Gatzke
19:38
https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_community
Joshua Clodius
20:00
Hello Karyn, -- If your facility is locked out you need to contact nhsn@cdc.gov or contact the SAMS help desk and ask for the lock to be removed. SAMSMonday-Friday, 8:00AM to 6:00PM ESTExcluding U.S. Federal Holidays877-681-2901
Joshua Clodius
20:42
Additionally, once you get your access back to NHSN -- I can help you add another user, as well as get into our data group. Once you are in our data group if you are every locked out again you can coordinate with me and I can work to still get your data updated and submitted for the week
Matt Gatzke
24:15
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/fully-vaccinated-guidance.pdf
Matt Gatzke
27:34
https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/inline-documents/sonh/universal-best-practices.pdf
jnormand
30:45
That was helpful, Thank You! Can eye protection be removed once we get to moderate or do we have to wait for minimal.
Lynda P. Goldthwaite
30:48
Can you (Dr. Chan) paint the picture of what post transition pandemic looks like for a ltc facility???
Angela.c.Hawthorne
34:04
Dr. Chan, is NH moderate level 10-100/100k ? as far as the numbers go.
Purington
42:39
Is this the CDC document? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/long-term-care.html#new-admissions?
Taylor Selembo
43:31
Yes!
Matt Gatzke
44:32
Here is link to CDC page labeled "Assisted Living"https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/assisted-living.html
Robin Nelson Maplewood of Cheshire County
47:17
A facility was cited in survey for greeting a resident in the hall and coming "within 6 feet" without eye protection. Would you consider this a high risk activity?
Ciaran Smith--MVC
47:23
We have heard that CMS Survey teams have tagged facilities for staff not wearing eye protection when passing by a resident-- so, should the rule should be when within 6 ft of a resident??
Kristen Schmidt
48:07
I will forward the survey related questions directly to Kristie and get back to people.
Edwin Rojas
48:31
Can we resume religious services in the center?
Lani Theroux Greenbriar Nashua NH
49:52
Would it be safe to consider eye wear necessary for "high touch" prolonged activities? In Mass surveyors did site facilities for not having eye protection in "resident care areas" in general.
Rosemary Simino
52:27
i don't understand the PPE statement. I thought CMS required quarantined for admissions for 14 days if unvaccinated and we would use full PPE in that case. can you please clarify. thank you.
Andrea Janiak, RN,DNS Salemhaven
54:17
Just to clarify, with the Reopening Guidance Phases being gone, visitation is still only compassionate visits as I understand in the guidelines - correct?
Matt Gatzke
55:51
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/employee-travel-guidance.pdf
Andrea Janiak, RN,DNS Salemhaven
56:08
Is the prescreening before the time of visit still necessary or can we just complete the one prescreening at the time of the visit?
AmandaMa
56:14
this might be a question for licensing but.... if we have two residents in a room and we are going to allow room visits do both residents families need to agree that this is ok?
Kristen Stanton
58:56
Can a facility ask the resident's family if they are vaccinated (even ask for proof) to allow for an overnight visit?
Michelle Humphrey
01:00:23
Can you speak to community Dining in non CMS building.
Matt Gatzke
01:00:36
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-after-vaccination.html
Michael Palmieri
01:00:54
any new thoughts on timing of a Booster shot if given 2nd dose of Pfizer in late Feb.????
ldarling
01:01:54
could we have a link or information about the group that Joshua Clodius spoke about?
Maronson
01:02:16
please provide the link that appeared on the previous slide re: VS in ALF
Matt Gatzke
01:02:55
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/long-term-care.html
pf
01:03:57
Does your guidance to allow Pet visits apply to Group Pet therapy visits as well ( Pet therapy visits generally include one dog visiting multiple residents during the visit).
Matt Gatzke
01:04:05
QSO 20-39 https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh.pdf
Joshua Clodius
01:07:54
Hello Idarling. I will be providing Kristen a follow up email with information related to our data group.
ldarling
01:08:30
Thank you Joshua
Matt Gatzke
01:13:50
Taylors' volume really dropped off.
Taylor Selembo
01:14:14
CDC has helpful guidance on therapy and service animals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/animals/service-therapy-animals.html
Taylor Selembo
01:14:56
Sorry if my volume dropped off, I was reading from CMS visitation guidance "Visits for residents who share a room should not be conducted in the resident’s room, if possible. For situations where there is a roommate and the health status of the resident prevents leaving the room, facilities should attempt to enable in-room visitation while adhering to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention."
Darlene Cray - New Hampshire DHHS HAI
01:20:42
Thank you Kristen