Nearly all Long-term Care Facilities in Indiana should be receiving a PPE kit between May 9-13 directly from FEMA. Each kit will contain various quantities of the following:
  • Standard Flat Surgical Masks
  • Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves Non-Sterile (large)
  • Protective Safety Glasses/Goggles/face shield
  • Isolation Gown Level 1 (Disposable or Reusable)
From LeadingAge National
Federal Updates
From the Health Resources & Services Administration
  • The COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal is NOW open. Providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured individuals with COVID-19 on or after February 4, 2020 can begin the process to file claims for reimbursement for testing and treating the uninsured.
  • Providers can access the portal at coviduninsuredclaim.linkhealth.com
  • Frequently Asked Questions

From OSHA
  • OSHA Issues Additional Respirator Guidance (interim enforcement guidance) on reusing disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (N95 FFRs) that have been decontaminated. 
 
From the FDA
  • The FDA issued a statement on the availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • After receiving questions and concerns about the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for face masks posted on April 18, 2020, the FDA updated and re-issued the EUA.
ISDH Updates
IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM ISDH

ISDH Reminds All Long-Term Care Communities that they are expected to track PPE shortages, and other critical information using the EMResource tool . If you have not already done so, please complete the sign on process as soon as you are able:
Questions – contact: Chris Gilbert ( chgilbert@isdh.in.gov ; Division of Emergency Preparedness, Indiana State Department of Health; 317-439-9731 cell)
 
Reminder ISDH invites all LTC members to participate in a standing call every Thursday from Noon-1:00 Eastern to address successes and challenges, and to share information directly with staff from ISDH This is an opportunity for providers to express concern and ask questions directly to ISDH officials. Participation is greatly encouraged
 
(PLEASE try to listen via your computer speakers as phone lines maybe limited)
Or dial 888-392-4560, code 73760#
Total positive cases: 16,588
Total deaths: 901
Total tested: 87,181