March 19, 2020
Urgent Importance

ISDH Data Collection and COVID-19 PPE Inventory Tracking
The Indiana State Department of Health issues a request to nursing facilities, licensed residential care centers/assisted living communities to register to use EMResource. This is a web-based resource management and communication tool to monitor and notify changes in resources status, ISDH is asking you to update your PPE supplies daily in this tool so that resources can be distributed efficiently.
First, you will need to set up your account then watch the training video. Please contact me with any question or problems
Tornado Preparedness Plans
Understandably, the preparedness planning focus has been on COVID-19. Consider how CMS COVID-19 requirements may impact your current tornado preparedness plans. 

Did you miss anything? The following is a recap of the past 7 days and will be used to update our website.

MARCH 18, 2020

MARCH 17, 2020



MARCH 16, 2020


MARCH 14, 2020

ISDH is updating its recommended visitation guidelines which mirror’s CMS for nursing facilities and also includes
  • Residential care facilities
  • Assisted-living facilities
  • Residential care & assistance program providers
  • Housing with services establishments
  • Intermediate care facilities for IDD, including group homes
  • Rehabilitation hospitals
  • State psychiatric hospitals
  • Free standing psychiatric hospitals

MARCH 13, 2020

CMS Makes Third Revision to Guidance to Infection Control and Visitations to Nursing Facilities QSO-20-14-NH   Follow this visitation guidance.

MARCH 12, 2020