COVID-19 Resources

covid-19.jpgNRHA takes seriously the impact that pandemics and public health emergencies have on our members and rural communities nationwide.
We’ll continue to advocate for rural communities to have the resources they need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NRHA has launched the association’s COVID-19 Technical Assistance Center to support all rural health stakeholders in receiving critical resources and PPE supply chain assistance. Take NRHA’s PPE inventory survey today so we may help you prepare.

NRHA has compiled the following free COVID-19 resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and other reputable organizations:


Communicate with your community

Free NRHA/Legato COVID-19 'Call First' Communications Toolkit -

CDC Communication Resources -

RHI Hub Emergency Communication Planning Tools -

Hospital Administrators Handling COVID-19 Rumors -


Stay informed

Live summary and announcements
CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary -

CDC Emergent COVID-19 Announcements -

Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls
CMS Covid-19 Office Hours Call (Tuesdays at 4 p.m. CDT) -

Home Health and Hospice (2nd & 4th Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. CDT) -

Nursing Homes (2nd & 4th Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. CDT) -

Dialysis Organizations (2nd & 4th Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. CDT) -

Nurses (2nd & 4th Thursday at 2 p.m. CDT) - ht\tps://

Screening, evaluation and testing
Augusta University Health Virtual COVID-19 Screening -

University of Alabama Burmingham COVID-19 Symptom Tracker -

CDC What You Should Know -

CDC Tests for COVID-19 -

CDC Evaluating and Reporting Cases -

Rural Health Information Hub Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness Toolkit (new) -

Tracie Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway Response and Recovery Operations (new)

CDC COVID-19 approaches for rural communities -

USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Response -

Risk for small towns and rural communities -

World Health Organization Coronavirus -

ASPR COVID-19 Public Health Emergency response -

Australia National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Task Force -

State Department Travel Advisory -

COVID-19 susceptibility score/methodology by county -

CDC COVID-19 cases and deaths by county/state -

NYT COVID-19 state and county-level data -

COVID-19 risk severity by county -

Worldwide COVID-19 graphical data -

U.S. COVID-19 map and case count -

Worldwide Interactive Map -


For health providers and professionals

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Clinical Knowledge Navigator

Standard Precautions for Patient Care -

Information for Healthcare Professionals -

How to put on and remove personal protective equipment (PPE) -

CMS Office of Minority Health COVID-19 resources for vulnerable population -

ONDCP Treatment and Recovery During COVID-19 Fact Sheet -

ACOG Continuity of Care Clinical Guidance -

ACOG COVID-19 and Obstetrical Care FAQ -

AANA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in the rural setting -

CMS Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Guidance -

Resources for Health Departments -

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide  -

National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants Vaccine Central (new) -

Information for Laboratories -

CMS Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) COVID-19 Guidance -

Interim Coding Guidance -

Medicare FFS Response to COVID-19 -

COVID-19 Nursing Home Visitor Guidance -

ASHP Pharmacy Practice Resources -

ASHP Drug Shortage Guide and Reporting -

Continuing Pandemic Patient Care Through Telepharmacy -

ASPR Strategic National Stockpile -

National Institute of Environment Health Sciences COVID-19 Resources -


Hospitals and Other Facilities

CDC Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages (new)

CMS/ASPR COVID-19 Workforce Response Virtual Toolkit -

05.11.20 COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers -

03.30.20 CMS Temporary Regulatory Waivers and New Rules -

CMS Additional Blanket Waivers for LTCHs, RHCs, FQHCs, and more -

CMS COVID-19 Relief for Medicare Providers -

Resources for Healthcare Facilities -

Hospital/Provider Preparedness Tools -

HHS Data Reporting Letter to Hospital Administrators -

CMS Quality Payment/Reporting/Value Based Purchasing Programs COVID-19 Relief -



FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application Tool -

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Fact Sheet -

State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit -

Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services video -

CMS Medicare telehealth services benefit video -

CMS Nursing Home Telemedicine Toolkit -



Rural Victory: Governmental Hospitals Eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (04.24.20)

NRHA Applauds Congress and the Administration for $10 Billion Rural Carve-Out (04.23.20)

NRHA COVID-19 stimulus rural relief requests (04.06.20)

How to get a Small Business Loan under the Coronavirus Aid Bill (03.31.20)


Health and prevention

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities -

Protect Yourself & Family -

People at Higher Risk -

Protecting your home against flu, coronavirus and, other illnesses -

Public Health Emergency Dept. Healthcare Emergency Preparation Checklist -

Network for Public Health Law COVID-19 Resources -

Flatten the Curve -

NYT on Coronavirus Infection Curve Mitigation -


COVID-19 in rural America

California’s rural hospitals can’t handle a coronavirus wave -

Washington Post -

Daily Yonder -


State resources

National Governor’s Association State-by-State orders and actions -

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