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 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 - https://resources.legatohealthcaremarketing.com/covid-19-toolkit

CDC Communication Resources - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/index.html

RHI Hub Emergency Communication Planning Tools -
https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/emergency-preparedness-and-response#resources
 

Stay informed

Live summary and announcements
CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

CDC Emergent COVID-19 Announcements - https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page

Screening, evaluation and testing
Augusta University Health Virtual COVID-19 Screening - https://www.augustahealth.org/expresscare/covid-19-virtual-screening

University of Alabama Burmingham COVID-19 Symptom Tracker - https://www.helpbeatcovid19.org/

CDC What You Should Know - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

CDC Tests for COVID-19 - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/testing.html

CDC Evaluating and Reporting Cases - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html

Response
USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Response - https://rd.usda.gov/coronavirus

World Health Organization Coronavirus - https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

ASPR COVID-19 Public Health Emergency response - https://www.phe.gov/emergency/events/COVID19/Pages/default.aspx

State Department Travel Advisory - https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory.html

Data
COVID-19 state and county-level data - https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data

Worldwide COVID-19 graphical data - https://bit.ly/2QP0TN4

Maps
U.S. COVID-19 map and case count - http://nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html

Worldwide Interactive Map - https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
 

For health providers and professionals

Providers
Standard Precautions for Patient Care - https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/basics/standard-precautions.html

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

Resources for Healthcare Facilities - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/index.html

Hospital/Provider Preparedness Tools - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/preparedness-checklists.html

ACOG Continuity of Care Clinical Guidance - https://www.acog.org/topics/covid-19

ACOG COVID-19 and Obstetrical Care FAQ - https://www.acog.org/clinical-information/physician-faqs/covid-19-faqs-for-ob-gyns-obstetrics

CMS Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Guidance - https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-sends-guidance-programs-all-inclusive-care-elderly-pace-organizations

Hospitals
CMS Temporary Regulatory Waivers and New Rules - https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-makes-sweeping-regulatory-changes-help-us-healthcare-system-address-covid-19

CMS COVID-19 Relief for Medicare Providers - https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-provides-financial-relief-medicare-providers

CMS Quality Payment/Reporting/Value Based Purchasing Programs COVID-19 Relief - https://www.cms.gov/files/document/guidance-memo-exceptions-and-extensions-quality-reporting-and-value-based-purchasing-programs.pdf


Professionals
Resources for Health Departments - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/index.html

Information for Laboratories - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/lab/index.html

CMS Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) COVID-19 Guidance - https://www.cms.gov/files/document/clia-laboratory-covid-19-emergency-frequently-asked-questions.pdf

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Fact Sheet - https://scorh.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CORONAVIRUS-TELEHEALTH-POLICY-FACT-SHEET-MAR-16-2020-3-PM-FINAL.pdf

CMS Nursing Home Telemedicine Toolkit - https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-19-nursing-home-telehealth-toolkit.pdf

Interim Coding Guidance - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/ICD-10-CM-Official-Coding-Gudance-Interim-Advice-coronavirus-feb-20-2020.pdf

Medicare FFS Response to COVID-19 - https://www.cms.gov/files/document/se20011.pdf

COVID-19 Nursing Home Visitor Guidance - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html

ASHP Pharmacy Practice Resources - https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Practice/Resource-Centers/Coronavirus

ASHP Drug Shortage Guide and Reporting - https://www.ashp.org/Drug-Shortages

ASHP Critical Care Pharmacy Review Course - https://bit.ly/2UFo4KP

ASPR Strategic National Stockpile - https://www.phe.gov/about/sns/Pages/default.aspx

National Institute of Environment Health Sciences COVID-19 Resources - https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/covid19worker/
 

NRHA on COVID-19

NRHA Breaks Down the Rural Impact of the Latest COVID-19 Stimulus Package (03.26.20)

NRHA's COVID-19 Advocacy Response Update (03.17.20)

NRHA COVID-19 response and event updates (03.16.20)
 

Health and prevention

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

Protect Yourself & Family - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/protect/index.html

People at Higher Risk - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/index.html

Public Health Emergency Dept. Healthcare Emergency Preparation Checklist - https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/COVID19/Documents/COVID-19%20Healthcare%20Planning%20Checklist.pdf

Network for Public Health Law COVID-19 Resources - https://www.networkforphl.org/resources/topics/emergency-legal-preparedness-and-response/covid-19/

Flatten the Curve - https://www.flattenthecurve.com/

NYT on Coronavirus Infection Curve Mitigation - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/science/coronavirus-curve-mitigation-infection.html
 

COVID-19 in rural America

California’s rural hospitals can’t handle a coronavirus wave - https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article241383646.html

Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/well-improvise-a-resource-starved-rural-hospital-steels-itself-for-coronaviruss-arrival/2020/03/14/a724d1ac-6604-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html

Daily Yonder - https://www.dailyyonder.com/could-rural-hospitals-deal-with-the-coronavirus-experts-say-yes/2020/02/05/

 
State resources
National Governor’s Association State-by-State orders and actions - 
https://www.nga.org/coronavirus/#actions

Alabama - https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html

Alaska - http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/default.aspx

Arizona - https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

Arkansas - https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus

California - https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

Colorado - https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

Connecticut - https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus

Delaware - https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/epi/2019novelcoronavirus.html

Florida - http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/need-to-know/index.html

Georgia - https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus

Hawaii - https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

Idaho - https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/

Illinois - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

Indiana - https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm

Iowa - https://idph.iowa.gov/emerging-health-issues/novel-coronavirus

Kansas - http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/

Kentucky - https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx

Louisiana - http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

Maine - https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

Maryland - https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

Massachusetts - https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

Michigan - https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/

Minnesota - https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/basics.html

Mississippi - https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html

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

Montana - https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt

Nebraska - http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Nevada - http://dpbh.nv.gov/coronavirus/

New Hampshire - https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm

New Jersey - https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

New Mexico - https://cv.nmhealth.org/

New York - https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

North Carolina - https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

North Dakota - https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus

Ohio - https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/

Oklahoma - https://bit.ly/38Keiw9

Oregon - https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

Pennsylvania - https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Rhode Island - https://health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019/

South Carolina - https://scdhec.gov/health/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

South Dakota - https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx

Tennessee - https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html

Texas - https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/

Utah - https://coronavirus.utah.gov/

Vermont - https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus

Virginia - http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

Washington - https://www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus

West Virginia - https://dhhr.wv.gov/Coronavirus%20Disease-COVID-
19/Pages/default.aspx


Wisconsin - https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/2019-novel-coronavirus

Wyoming - https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/