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  • HHS Announces Provider Relief Fund Reporting Update
    Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced that it is issuing new reporting requirements and that it will be amending the reporting timeline for the Provider Relief Fund Program due to the passage of the Coronavirus Response and… Read more »
  • A Look at Current Vaccine Trends in Distribution and Administration Across Long-Term Care
    As of yesterday, the CDC reported that just under 4.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been distributed for use in long-term care facilities. On average, 137,000 doses of vaccine are being distributed for use by this sector each day. Previously, the CDC estimated a total of 3 million… Read more »
  • CDC Rolls Out Long-Term Care Vaccination Toolkit
    The Vaccination Toolkit for Long-Term Care Facilities is now live on CDC’s website. Read more »
  • New COVID-19 Relief Package Falls Short in Supporting Long-Term Care
    Update: On December 28, President Trump signed this package into law. The House and Senate passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, which we anticipate President Trump will sign as soon as it hits his desk. Overall, we are disappointed in the provisions that have been set forth in this latest… Read more »
  • FDA Issues EUA for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This EUA permits the vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. for individuals 18 and older. Read more »
  • FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for EUA
    Today, a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted (20 in favor, one abstention) to recommend the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), citing that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed its risks. It is anticipated that the FDA will issue an EUA for the Moderna… Read more »
  • FDA Issues EUA for BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test
    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new emergency use authorization (EUA) for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test, now authorized for use at home with a prescription. Read more »
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About the CDC’s Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a dedicated site for COVID-19 and has posted guidance, in order of recency. Here are some direct links you may find useful:

As new information emerges, the CDC continually updates several special topic pages that may be useful:  

Read an updated a situation summary from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About the FDA’s Resources 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s FAQs continually provides updates on COVID-19 testing, treatments, and fraud warnings. It has uncovered more than 700 fraudulent and unproven products under its Operation Quack Hack campaign. Here are direct links to some important lists:

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Argentum COVID-19 Publications

Published November 2020

Argentum Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control

IPC guidance designed for assisted living communities
Updated November 2020

COVID-19 Community Access and Infection Control

FAQs, Sample Screening Checklist
Published October 2020

Essential Caregiver Toolkit

Regulatory model and guidance
Published June 2020

Managing COVID-19 Restrictions

White paper
Published May 2020

The Need for a "Smart" Testing Strategy

White paper
Member Only

Argentum State Partner COVID-19 Toolkit


Argentum, its executive staff and consultants, have attempted to provide the best possible information as a service to the association’s membership in a situation that is very quickly evolving and about which so much is unknown. Therefore, Argentum can provide no assurances nor even make any representations about the reliability or accuracy of this information. Each senior living company and each community must make decisions that each regards as in the best interests of the health and safety of the residents. Argentum specifically disclaims responsibility or liability for the information it is providing from any legal, regulatory, medical, or compliance point of view.

 

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