Summary of COVID-19 Stimulus Bills Updated April 2021
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FAQs from Office of Pharmacy Affairs: The Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) has posted FAQs on the 340B pharmacy program as it relates to COVID-19.
340B Flexibilities During Disasters: This page provides guidance for 340B providers participating in relief efforts during a declared public health emergency. Provisions of the guidance include:
- In a declared emergency, an abbreviated health record may be adequate for purposes of the 340B Program.
- In the event of a declared emergency, where volunteer health professionals are providing health care, emergency documentation should be generated to make the relationship between the provider and the covered entity clear and to make clear the covered entity’s responsibility for providing care.
COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture: Resources from the UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety related to COVID-19 as it affects agricultural workers, including frequently asked questions for growers and farmworkers, and audiovisual COVID-19 videos in Mixteco and Spanish.
Health Center Boards and Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from NACHC
This document discusses how CHC boards are exercising their governance duties related to COVID-19. Examples include ensuring there are plans in place, considering resource needs and long-term strategic implications, ensuring they can stay connected and continue to meet monthly, and continuing to serve as community ambassadors.
- Health Center Boards and Novel Coronavirus, English
- Health Center Boards and Novel Coronavirus, Spanish.
The third episode of CCHN’s Governance Podcast explores how one CHC board responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has assembled COVID-19 resources for healthcare providers and local public health agencies. This includes information on the following:
- Alternate Care Site (ACS) Health Center Medical Staff Training COVID Nursing Care
- COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit
- Dental Procedures
- Emergency medical services
- Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages
- How to conduct a facility health screening
- Long-term & residential care facilities
- Outbreak resources
- Patient Care
- Prevention and Preparation
- Veterinarian practices
- Water quality
- Colorado COVID-19 Serological Testing
- Labor, delivery, and breastfeeding guidance
COVID-19: Resources, Links, and Information for People With and Without Disabilities from the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
State of the Field – Findings from a 2020 Scan of Colorado’s Health Equity Advocacy Field from the Colorado Trust
Topic Collection – COVID-19 Health Equity from the HHS Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE)
COVID Informational Guide for Public Housing Residents – Know the Basics of Seeking Care: From the National Center on Public Housing
CDC Resources in Languages Other Than English, including COVID-19 facts sheets
Communication Toolkit for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited English-proficient Populations from the CDC, includes print resources, audiovisual resources, and guidance resources
COVID-19 Health Literacy Project provides translations of essential information about COVID-19 in more than 35 languages. The project was started by a medical student at Harvard and all the information is vetted by Harvard faculty.
Translated COVID-19 resources from the Center of Excellence in Refugee Health: In an effort to support outreach and messaging to communities with limited English proficiency (including refugees, immigrants, and others) CDPHE has compiled a database of translated materials in 64 languages (fact sheets, posters, multimedia, and videos) covering a wide range of topics. This online database can be filtered by language or topic.
Centering Race in Health Equity Advocacy from the Colorado Trust
U.S. Department of Labor Definition of Hazard Pay: Hazard pay means additional pay for performing hazardous duty or work involving physical hardship. Work duty that causes extreme physical discomfort and distress which is not adequately alleviated by protective devices is deemed to impose a physical hardship. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not address the subject of hazard pay, except to require that it be included as part of a federal employee’s regular rate of pay in computing the employee’s overtime pay.
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration – Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Directors Administrative Procedures (Section 3-51 is about Hazardous Duty)
ECRI COVID-19 Resource Center: This site includes preparation and patient handling checklists, equipment and alternative supplier lists, patient care equipment evaluations, including portable ventilators, recommendations for infection control, and links to the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.
TRACIE Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway Novel Coronavirus Resources: This page highlights resources identified or developed to address current response and recovery operations to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
COVID-19 Response Assistance Field Team (CRAFT) Observations: This collection provides a set of resources provided by local jurisdictions and community-based organizations during COVID-19 Response Assistance Field Team visits across the country.
COVID-19 Just-In-Time ECHO for Primary Care: ECHO Colorado, a leader in developing primary care practice support and clinical education across the state, has developed an effort with numerous statewide key stakeholders to support primary care practices and safety net practices in managing the outbreak of COVID-19. ECHO Colorado has developed a program that is offered three times per week with all Colorado health providers eligible to participate.
HRSA Scope of Project Considerations for COVID-19 the Public Health Emergency: To support CHCs with scope of project questions HRSA has compiled several resources onto one page. The page also includes an outline of several questions for CHCs to consider when determining if something is within the scope of project.
Requesting a Change in Scope to Add Temporary Service Sites in Response to Emergency Events (PAL 2020-05): This PAL outlines the process and criteria for CHCs to request a temporary site.
CCHN has a dedicated page for Telehealth Resources
FTCA for Volunteers: For liability protections to apply, the volunteer must be a health care professional who is licensed or certified to provide clinical services. This would include Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Medical Assistants (MAs) who are licensed or certified. Volunteers who are not licensed or certified are not eligible for volunteer health professional (VHP) coverage. VHPs are not automatically eligible for liability protections under the Health Center FTCA Program. Deemed health centers must apply for such protections for their individual volunteers through a VHP deeming sponsorship application. Health Center Volunteer Health Professionals (VHP) Application.
What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws: Provides approaches employers may adopt as they plan for employees returning to the workplace, including providing information to all employees about who to contact with requests for disability accommodation or other flexibilities and inviting employees to make any requests in advance that the employer will consider on an individualized basis.
Resources from the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR): ASPR has released several resources to provide tips and general guidance to mitigate the impacts of healthcare provider grief related to a patient’s or colleague’s death and to maintain workforce efficiency and individual well-being.
Workforce Virtual Toolkit: TRACIE has a curated list of resources to assist in the workforce response to COVID-19 called COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit: Resources for Healthcare Decision-Makers Responding to COVID-19 Workforce Concerns. This free virtual toolkit includes guidance, sample policies, and training resources for CHC leadership, providers, and frontline staff.