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COVID-19 Facility Information

Facility Information and Alerts

Section Date Brief Description of Changes During the State of Emergency Link to full Document
Vaccines and Monoclonal Antibody Treatments January 24, 2022 Information on Monoclonal Antibody sites statewide being closed until further notice after FDA removal of treatment authorization Alert(New)
January 14, 2022 Update on Biden Administration Vaccine Mandate (Updated 1.14.2022) Alert(New)
January 4, 2022 Update on Biden Administration Vaccine Mandate Alert(New)
December 29, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination and Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Information for Long-Term Care Providers, Residents, and Staff Alert(New)
November 8, 2021 Message from Secretary Simone Marstiller Regarding Availability of COVID-19 Vaccinations and Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Alert(New)
November 4, 2021 Biden-Harris Administration Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers CMS Press Release Regarding Staff Vaccines 11.04.2021(New) - HHS and CMS Omnibus COVID Health Care Staff Vaccination(New) - White House Vaccination Requirements Report(New) - CMS FAQ on Staff Vaccination Requirements 11.04.2021(New)
September 30, 2021 AHCA E-Blasts on Long-Term Care Vaccination and Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Alert-Alert-9/30/21(New)
Continuous Updates COVID-19 Vaccine Expiration Date Tracking Tool COVID 19 Vaccine Tracking Tool
Testing Continuous Updates CMS Nursing Home COVID Testing Revised CMS QSO-20-38-NH(New) - Alert(New) - Interim Final Rule, CMS-3401-IFC - - DOH Positivity Rate Archive
Continuous Updates Information on COVID-19 Testing and Laboratory Director Qualifications Information on COVID-19 Testing and Laboratory Director Qualifications
Continuous Updates CDC Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus Latest CDC Guidance
Continuous Updates Antigen Testing in Nursing Homes Latest CDC Guidance
January 6, 2022 Information on Governor DeSantis’s initiative to put seniors first for COVID-19 tests Governor Ron DeSantis Puts Seniors First for COVID Tests(New) - Alert(New)
June 14, 2021 CDC Guidance for Healthcare Workers about COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing CDC Guidance for Healthcare Workers about COVID-19 Testing(New)
Regulatory Information Continuous Updates CMS Quality Safety & Oversight memoranda, guidance, clarifications and instructions to State Survey Agencies and CMS Regional Offices CMS Policy & Memos to States and Regions
Current Law Overcapacity Authority Overcapacity 408.821(2), Florida Statutes
Staffing January 21, 2022 CDC Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages CDC Strategies
January 21, 2022 CDC Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 CDC Interim Guidance
Transfer September 10, 2021 Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Nursing Homes – New Admissions New Admissions and Residents who Leave the Facility
General Facility Resource Information February 24, 2022 New COVID-19 Guidance for Health Care Practitioners Alert(New)
Continuous Updates CDC COVID-19 LTC Preparedness Checklist Nursing Home and Long Term Care Facilities: COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist
Continuous Updates Federal Waivers: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid certification waivers CMS Current Emergencies: Waivers and Flexibilities
Continuous Updates Discontinuation of transmission-based precautions and disposition of patients in long term care facilities CDC discontinuation of transmission-based precautions guidance
November 22, 2021 AHCA E-Blast with Holiday Visitation Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities Alert(New)
Building and Physical Plant February 11, 2021 Office of Plans and Construction (OPC)  updates OPC COVID-19 Updates
April 10, 2020 Hospital Isolation Room Conversion Guidance for Temporary Isolation Rooms
CDC and DOH Guidance Continuous Updates Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Information Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Website
Continuous Updates Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Information Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Website
January 14, 2022 CDC guidance on types of masks and respirators Types of Masks and Respirators
November 15, 2021 How to disinfect your facility properly when someone is sick Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility When Someone is Sick
September 10, 2021 CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel

Health Care Facility Updates

The Agency requires all licensees providing residential or inpatient services to use an approved database for reporting its emergency status, planning or operations. Log into the Emergency Status System (ESS) to update information regarding census, available beds, and all other reportable event-related information. The system serves as a monitoring tool, so if you must make a request for assistance, please contact your local Emergency Operations Center--a link is available at: https://www.floridadisaster.org/counties/. For information and user guides on gaining access to ESS, logging in, or updating your emergency status, visit this webpage: http://ahca.myflorida.com/MCHQ/Emergency_Activities/index.shtml. For ESS support outside of normal business hours, please send a detailed email to AHCAESS@ahca.myflorida.com.

ESS Resources

Assisted Living Unit

Phone: (850) 412-4304

Email: assistedliving@ahca.myflorida.com

Laboratory and In-Home Services Unit

Phone: (850) 412-4500

Email: LABSTAFF@ahca.myflorida.com

Hospital and Outpatient Services Unit

Phone: (850) 412-4549

Email: hospitals@ahca.myflorida.com

Long-Term Care Services Unit

Phone: (850) 412-4303

Email: LTCStaff@ahca.myflorida.com

Resources