Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 Information Updates

COVID-19 FAQs- updated 03/02/2020

May 22, 2020

LDH Nursing Home Facility Toolkit

May 15, 2020

Emergency Order Continuation of LDH Notices and Orders due to COVID-19 Outbreak

May 13, 2020

LDH Memo regarding Nursing Facilities and ARCPs Re-Openining of Hair Salons

Proposed Guidelines for Re-Opening Salons

Best Practices in Long Term Care Settings from All States

May 12, 2020

LDH Memo regarding CMP Funds for Adaptive Communication Technology

iN2L Tablet: A Digital Care Package for Residents

CMP Reinvestment Application Template COVID-19 Communicative Technology Request

LDH Memo regarding Extension to Program Closures Date for ADC, ADHC, and PACE Providers

May 11, 2020

LDH Memo regarding ICF/IID Emergency Information Request

May 07, 2020Reporting COVID-19 Information Compliance with CMS Requirements

CMS Ref: QSO-10-29-NH. Interim Final Rule Updating Requirements for Notification of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes

May 06. 2020

LDH Memo regarding ICF/IID and Nursing Facility Guidance

CMS Information regarding COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

May 02, 2020

LDH HSS MEMO regarding Explanation of Suspension of Review of FNR 

April 29, 2020

CLARIFICATION MEMO to Emergency Order Memo issued April 28, 2020 (The Department provides this clarification memo to the Emergency Order/Notice that was issued April 28, 2020 (listed below) regarding the extension of certain dates.)

April 28, 2020

LDH MEMO: Emergency Order to Extend the Following:

MEMO regarding Program Closures of ADHC/ADC/PACE Providers: extended to 05/15/2020

MEMO regarding Nursing Home Visitor Restrictions: extended to 05/15/2020

MEMO regarding Visitor Restriction Licensed La Healthcare Facilities: extended to 05/15/2020

LDH MEMO: Temporary Suspension of Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Extended

Suspension of Review of FNR Initial Applications and Extension on Submission of Deadline of Supplemental Application Data due to COVID-19 Efforts

April 27, 2020

President Trump's Administration Announces New Nursing Home COVID-19 Transparency Effort

April 24, 2020

Allowable Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures: Update 04/24/2020

Hospital Discharges to Nursing Facilities

April 21, 2020

LDH Memo Amended and Updated Notice: Medical and Surgical Procedures; Dental Visits; Procedures and Surgeries; Other Healthcare Services

Algorithm 2: Interim Guidance for Screening to Identify COVID-19 Infection for Emergency and Urgent Dental Patients

Algorithm 3: Interim Guidance to Minimize Risk of COVID-19 Transmission for Emergency and Urgent Dental Patients and HCP

LDH Memo: ICF/IID Guidance on COVID-19

Infection Control Training for Staff

COVID-19 ICF/IID Protocol Recommendations

Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities

LDH Memo: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CMS: Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel

LDH Memo: Visitor Restriction Update

 

April 13, 2020

CMS Waives some Requirements related to Transfer Residents

Coordinating and Aligning COVID-19 Nursing Home Infection Control Practice Assessment Activities

April 7, 2020

MEMO: LDH Emergency Order Extended until April 30, 2020

April 5, 2020

Disability Rights Louisiana:

MEMO: Disability Rights Louisiana

Disability Rights Louisiana

April 3, 2020

Emergency Rule Notification:

MEMO: State Uniform Construction Code- effective 04/02/2020

Emergency Rule Notification State Uniform Construction Code (LAC 17:I.111) effective 04/02/2020

April 1, 2020

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Implications Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Outpatient Settings

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in dialysis facilities (Revised)

March 31, 2020

Executive Order Proclamation 38 JBE 2020- Funeral Services, Emergency Temporary Suspension of Certain Licensure, Scope of Practice, Certification for Healthcare Providers

March 30, 2020

Outpatient SU Services via Telehealth

March 27, 2020

Leave Policy for ICF-IID

March 26, 2020

Hospital Discharges to Nursing Facilities

Availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from your VENDOR

March 25, 2020

Suspension of Facility Need Review during COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

Temporary Suspension of Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)

March 22, 2020

OCDD Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Providers

OCDD Authorized Travel for Essential Direct Support Workers

Requirements for Personal Care Attendant Agencies and Direct Support Professionals during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

OAAS & OCDD Program Closures of ADC, ADHC, and PACE

All Nursing Homes, ICF/DD, and Adult Residential Care Providers PPE Requests

LDH Updated Notice: Medical and Surgical Procedures & Other Healthcare Services

March 21, 2020

New Guidelines for NON-Government entities/Facilities seeking PPE and Testing Kits

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Response Efforts- Increased Hospital Bed Capacity Memo

CMS Releases Recommendations on Adult Elective Surgeries, Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures during COVID-19 Response

CMS Guidance for Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations

March 16, 2020

LDH Nursing Homes Visitor Restriction, CMS Guidance

March 15, 2020

Guidance to ICF Providers

March 13, 2020

Visitor Restrictions LDH:

Update to Visitor Restriction Memo

Program Closure:

Adult Day Health Care (ADHC), Adult Day Care (ADC), and PACE Providers Closure Memo

 

March 12, 2020

Visitor Restrictions LDH:

Visitor Restrictions Memo

Visitor Restrictions in Louisiana Healthcare Facilities

Infection Control Education Slides:

Infection Control Basics

Transmission-Based Precautions Presentation

March 11, 2020

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Dialysis Facilities

COVID-19 Dialysis Memo

CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Dialysis Facilities

March 10, 2020

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention for Nursing Facilities:

Revised Guidance- March 9, 2020

QSO: Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019

LA-HAN Update on the Availability of the State and Commercial COVID-19 Testing

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning COVID-19 by Hospice Agencies

March 05, 2020

CMS Guidance for Hospitals re: COVID-19

CMS Guidance for Nursing Facilities re: COVID-19

OAAS/OCDD Support Coordination Agencies and Service Providers Meme re: COVID-19

March 02, 2020

Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF)

February 28, 2020

Louisiana Health Alert (LA HAN): Person Under Investigation (PUI) Criteria for COVD-19

February 3, 2020

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or Patients Under Investigation for 2019-nCoV in Healthcare Settings

January 28, 2020Guidance for the Identification of Persons with Suspected 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Questions/Comments/Concerns:

Contact Disease Epidemiology Section (IDEpi): 1-800-256-2748- 24 hours