Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19_ formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles_ colorized blue_ contain cross-section through the viral genome_ seen as black dots.

Please be aware of the  announcement the  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared yesterday about  COVID-19, or Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, and actions being taken in response to the spread of this virus. 

A brief highlight of the announcement:
"Today's actions, taken together, represent a call to action across the health care system," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. "All health care providers must immediately review their procedures to ensure compliance with CMS' infection control requirements, as well as the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We sincerely appreciate the proactive efforts of the nursing home and hospital associations that have already galvanized to provide up-to-the-minute information to their members. We must continue working together to keep American patients and residents safe and healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Additional Resources
For those nursing homes and community coalitions enrolled with Superior Health Quality Alliance, please stay tuned for more information and resources regarding the above information. If you have not yet enrolled, join here.
This material was prepared by the Superior Health Quality Alliance, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The materials do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 12SOW-MI/MN/WI-CC-20-18 030520
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