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11/20: DPH to Register All ALRs for Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program

11/19: Burdensome Legislative Proposals Successfully Defeated this Month 

11/18: COVID-19 Update: Latest PPE Supply Sources and State Request Process

11/13: Guidance About Staying Safe While Celebrating The Holidays 

11/11: Reimbursement to Assisted Living Residences COVID-19 Testing

11/10: Revised EOEA Visitation Guidance Effective November 13

11/5: REMINDER: November 6 DEADLINE to Register for Partnering with Pharmacies on Free Vaccine Distribution

10/28: HHS Pharmacy Vaccine Partnership Program Opt-In Deadline Extended

10/26: Increase in Cases and Steps You Can Take to Stop the Spread

10/23: Influenza Vaccination Update: EOEA Emergency Regs Modification and MIIS Registration

10/19: October 29 Deadline to Register for Partnering with Pharmacies on Free Vaccine Distribution

10/9: Testing Guidance Effective October 15

10/6: Testing Reimbursement To ALRs

10/5: New Phase of Provider Relief Funding Opens Today

9/21: EOEA Update: Updated Visitation Guidance

9/15: EXTENDED DEADLINE, SEP 21: HHS Private Pay Relief Funding Applications for Assisted Living Providers

9/15: EOEA Update: ALR Visitation Guidance to Allow Visitation in an Indoor Designated Space

9/3: Provider Relief Details, Vaccines, and Testing

9/2: HHS Funding for Private Pay Assisted Living Providers

8/24: Latest PPE Supply Sources and State Request Process

8/20: COVID-19 HHS Funding Update

8/17: EOHHS Issues Update on COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

8/17: COVID-19 Update: New Reporting Portal

8/7: Reminder, August 15th Deadline to Apply for Bonus Reimbursement

8/5: EOEA Issues Emergency Regulatory Changes

8/3: Two DPH Announcements

7/31: EOEA Announces New Flexibilities for Contractors in ALRs

7/30: Portal for Possible HHS Funding for Assisted Living

7/30: Webinar on Applying for CARES Funds and Deadline Extended to August 3

7/28: Data Submission for Chapter 93 of the Acts of 2020

7/23: Latest PPE Supply Sources and State Request Process

7/21: GAFC Deadline Extended for Accessing Fund

7/16: GAFC Deadlines for Accessing Funds and Filing Reports

7/15: Bonuses for Certain Assisted Living Positions

7/15: EOEA Responses to Questions About Quarantine Policy

7/13: DPH FAQ on Surveillance Testing Policy

7/13: Follow-Up to DPH Surveillance Testing Memorandum

7/6: Submission Process for Reporting of COVID-19 Data to DPH

7/2: Guidance Anticipated for Reopening of Salons and More

7/2: Assisted Living Residences Visitation Guidance, July 2 2020

7/1: Long Term Care Surveillance Testing

6/24:  Updated PPE Supplies List 

6/22: Update on HHS Provider Fund Medicaid Distribution

6/20: Update on HHS Provider Fund Medicaid Distribution

6/9: Just Released: Guidance for Hospital and Assisted Living Staff Regarding Hospital Discharge and COVID-19

6/2: Clarification of 6/1 EOEA Visitation Guidance

6/1: EOEA and EOHHS Updates: Resident Visitation & National Guard Testing

5/29: COVID-19 Policy & Regulatory Issues Update 

5/22: State Reopening Plan Impact on Assisted Living

5/19: OSHA News Update

5/9: EOEA Guidelines for COVID-19 Incident Reporting

5/7: Updated PPE Supply Sources

5/1: Billing Flexibility for GAFC

4/29: Mass-ALA Guidelines for Implementing Skilled Care

4/28: Daily State Reports Now Include ALRs – How to Subscribe

4/23: Central COVID-19 Resources Page

4/21: Passage of COVID-19 Liability Bill Protects Assisted Living in the Pandemic

4/20: Alternate Care Facilities for COVID-19 Positive Residents

4/18: Updated List of PPE Sources

4/16: EOEA Suggested PPE Practices in ALRs

4/15: Patient/Resident Care Portal Updated Information

4/14: Supplemental Mobile Testing Guidance

4/10: Mass-ALA Supports Liability Protection Bill with Inclusion of PCAs

4/9: Testing Available to ALRs through National Guard and Other Options

4/9: Patient/Resident Care Technician Job Portal (sample job description can be viewed here)

4/6: GAFC Guidelines Expanded

4/4: MassMAP Emergency Reporting

4/2: Skilled Nursing Services and Workforce Relief

4/1: New Flexibilities in the GAFC Program due to COVID-19

3/30: Mass-ALA Supports COVID-19 Recovery Facilities Effort

3/30: Department of Labor Updates Definition of Health Care Provider Under Families First Act

3/27: How to Request PPE from the State of Massachusetts

3/25: Argentum Update, Status of $2 Trillion COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package

3/25: Adult Day Health Programs

3/24: Assisted Living Staff Eligible for Child-Care

3/24: EOEA Revised FAQs

3/24: EOEA on Reporting non-resident Incidents of COVID-19

3/21: Health Care Personnel Updates from CDC and DPH

3/19:  Coronavirus Resources

3/19: Call to Action for Federal Support of Assisted Living on Coronavirus

3/17: Amended EOEA Guidance

3/16: DPH Update on Visitation Guidelines

3/13: Updates from EOEA Coronavirus Conference Call Today

3/12: Assisted Living Residence Operators Guidance and Policies and Procedures to Protect Residents, Facilities, and Services during the COVID-19 Outbreak

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