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Caring for Covid-19 Patients

 

Pediatric Care

 

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Pharmacies, Optical, & Veterinary

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Congregate Health Care Settings (LTC/Nursing Homes/Adult Foster Care/Home for the Aged/Assisted Living/Retirement Communities)

Long-Term Care COVID-19 Plan – State of Michigan

This webpage provides guidance to many different types of congregate care settings on testing, reporting, staffing, infection control, visitation and financial reimbursement.

 

Testing in SNF/HFA/AFC (Capacities of 13 or more)

  •  October 28, 2020 Order - Testing in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Homes for the Aged, and Adult Foster Care Facilities

  • October 28, 2020 Memo – Implementation of Required COVID-19 Testing

  • MDHHS Guidance on Antigen Testing – this is a frequently asked questions document about antigen testing using Abbot BinaxNOW™.

  • CLIA Waiver Application – instructions for those facilities who are performing antigen testing and need to apply for a CLIA Waiver

  • Reporting to Local (CMDHD) and State (MDHHS) Health Departments

    • Report all positive cases of staff or residents to Central MI District Health Department within 24 hours (both antigen and PCR).

    • Report total number of cases or deaths in staff or residents at your facility to MDHHS weekly.

      • Skilled Nursing/Nursing Homes report weekly via EM Resources each Wednesday.

      • Home for the Aged and Adult Foster Care report weekly via a survey link sent directly to them. The data will appear on the state's website. 

    • If conducting antigen testing with the Abbott BinaxNOW™ cards provided from the state, report ALL results, positive or negative, to MDHHS each day that testing is donehttp://www.michigan.gov/COVIDBinaxReporting.

    • If conducting antigen testing with the Abbott BinaxNOW™ cards provided from the state, and positive tests are found on staff or residents, include that on your daily report to MDHHS and also, use the attached form to fax to your local CMDHD branch office within 24 hours.

    • Please continue to follow any additional reporting requirements set forth by CMS, LARA, or MDHHS.

  • Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes (CDC)

  • Retirement Communities and Independent Living (CDC)

  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule 

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The mission of the Central Michigan District Health Department is to promote health & physical well-being by providing preventive health care, education, & environmental safety to all members of the community.

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