IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PPE DELIVERIES TO PROVIDERS
To All Adult Care Home and Family Care Home Providers

As a part of North Carolina Session Law 2020-4, House Bill 1043, which was passed earlier this year, NCSLA was awarded $3.75 million to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for North Carolina's Adult Care and Family Care Homes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting next week and in the coming weeks, providers will begin receiving PPE at your facility. The first round of PPE will consist of three separate shipments of 3-ply masks to be followed by gowns and then more 3-ply masks. We are asking that providers follow the directions contained in the packing slip with the PPE to assist us in documenting receipt of the PPE.

1. Remove the yellow packing slip detailing the contents of the shipment. 
2. Confirm that the PPE contents match the quantities on the packing slip.
3. Sign and date the packing slip and return a copy (via email) to NCSLA at ppe@ncseniorliving.org.
4. If you have questions/concerns about your delivery, please contact Zach Haynes at HANDLE Global at zach.haynes@handleglobal.com or Jeff Horton at NCSLA at jeff@ncseniorliving.org

2nd Round of PPE Funding and COVID-19 Testing Funds

Additional PPE
In addition, a second law was passed in September, Session Law 2020-97, House Bill 1105, providing an additional $5.7 million to NCSLA and also $5.7 million to the North Carolina Assisted Living Association (NCALA) to purchase more PPE and other equipment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both NCSLA and NCALA are working together on the 2nd round of PPE, which will consist of gloves, more masks and gowns, infrared thermometers, hand sanitizer, ready-to-use disinfectant and possibly other items. We will be communicating with all providers as we know more about shipping dates for these additional items.

In the mean time, providers are encouraged to identify where they will store all of the PPE supplies that will be forthcoming. Most shipments, even to Family Care Homes, will involve multiple cases of PPE and supplies. Providers with limited storage space are encouraged to identify storage facilities or other solutions to safely store these supplies.

COVID-19 Testing
The Law also provided NCSLA and NCALA $9.7 million each ($19.4 million total) to purchase COVID-19 testing which half of these funds must be used to purchase rapid tests for use with visitors, guardians and others that request to visit residents.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Jeff Horton, NCSLA Executive Director at jeff@ncseniorliving.org or 919.787.2526.