Kentucky COVID-19 News and Documents

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Guidance and Resources

Scarce Resource Management

Supply conservation and related preparedness activities should be considered now for implementation across the healthcare system as part of a coordinated response to COVID-19.   The CDC released new guidelines on March 18, 2020.

CDC Guidance on “Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE” includes:

  • Eye Protection
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Facemasks
  • N95 Respirators
CDC Guidance on PPE (3/18/2020)

Key Documents

Reimbursement Contract
Updated Guidance for LTC in Response to COVID-19 from KDPH and OIG
KY Guidance on Childcare and Healthcare Providers (3/19/2020)

Webinars

COVID-19 Clinician/Public Health Webinar by the Kentucky Department for Public Health,  April 23, 2020

Topics included:

Background of COVID-19:  Dr. Doug Thoroughman; Commissioner’s Update, Reopening Kentucky, COVID-19 Testing Issues and KDPH/Gravity Diagnostics Statewide Testing Effort – Dr. Stack; Kentucky’s Return to Work Policies for Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 cases (for healthcare and non-healthcare settings)

And Long-Term Care Facility Issues and Community Coalition Model – Andrea Flinchum; Congregate Care Referral Guidelines and Process (Referring low acuity patients who need residential setting to convalesce) – Angela Kik; and, Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board (KCCRB) –Crisis mental health services for staff and patients/residents- Kelli Robinson.

4.23.2020 KDPH COVID-19 Clinician/Public Health Webinar Recording 4.23.2020 KDPH COVID-19 Clinician/Public Health Webinar Handouts

Kentucky COVID-19 Healthcare Partners Webinar, March 18, 2020

3.18.2020 COVID-19 Healthcare Partners Webinar Recording

Clinician Webinar March 13, 2020

3.13.2020 KDPH Clinician Webinar Recording 3.13.2020 KDPH Clinician Webinar Handouts

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