DHSS 24-Hour Hotline:  877-435-8411

DHSS and the CDC are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/

https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/professionals.php

DHSS YouTube COVID-19 Video Playlist

CDC Information for Healthcare Professionalshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html

Cheat Sheet: Strategies to Optimize PPE and Equipment

Rural Partner Message

Battelle CCDS Presentation

N95 Mask Decontamination Support CONOP

Instructions for PPE Marketplace

Home Health

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Home Health Agencies (HHAs)

Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel

PPE Resource Request

Prioritization of Survey Activities

Home Health and Hospice Letter for Staff to Carry During Stay at Home Order

Hospice

DHSS Guidance - Hospice Care in Long Term Care Facilities (03/20/2020) NEW

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by Hospice Agencies

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

Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel

Consumer Voice website (a national ombudsman program resource)

PPE Resource Request

Prioritization of Survey Activities

Home Health and Hospice Letter for Staff to Carry During Stay at Home Order

Department of Health and Senior Services guidance regarding visitation restrictions in all long term care facilities including residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities.  Memo from DHSS to All Missouri Long-Term Care Facilities

CMS Questions

Please direct any questions regarding the above QSO memos that you might have to QSOG_EmergencyPrep@cms.hhs.gov

Agency Administrators – If you are not receiving list serves from our bureau, please contact Debi Siebert (Debi.Siebert@health.mo.gov) to be added to the list serve.