April 15, 2020
KHCA/KCAL is committed to providing our members with important updates. Below is a list of the most recent COVID-19 updates. Please visit our website for a list of complete updates.  www.khca.org

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CARES Act Provider Relief Funds FAQs 
On Friday, April 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the first round of the $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other health care providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. This funding will be used to support health care-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19 and to ensure uninsured Americans can get testing and treatment for COVID-19.  

AHCA/NCAL has developed some  FAQs  specific to long term and post-acute care providers.

Find these  FAQs  on AHCA's  COVID-19 website  under Financial & Reimbursement Issues > CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
Disposable Face Shields Available from MIT  
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has designed and licensed a manufacturer to produce  disposable face shields  in high volume. These face shields do not replace the need for face masks such as N95s but do offer splash protection and can extend the useful life of N95 respirators and surgical masks. 

Long term care facilities facing shortages of face masks and other PPE should continue efforts to obtain N95s and other PPE, even if they order the MIT face shields. The face shields cost $348.75 for a box of 125 ($2.79 each). Learn more and access their order form at  mitshield.com .

Learn more about proper use of PPE and steps you can take to acquire equipment on AHCA's  COVID-19 website  under their new Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) section
Marriott Community Caregivers Rate 
Marriott is offering a “ Community Caregivers Rate ” to expedite the booking process for healthcare and relief professionals and support staff. This rate will be available from March 26, 2020 through June 30, 2020 at participating hotels. 

Find this  resource   on AHCA's  COVID-19 website  under AHCA/NCAL Guidance and Resources > Workforce 
April Newsletter from the Office of the State Fire Marshal
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