COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers

CLICK HERE for updates from WCHD for Healthcare Providers, First Responders & Long-Term Care Facilities

On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issed an emergency regulation to protect those fighting on the front lines and deliver assurance to those seeking care. Facilities covered by this regulation must establish a policy ensuring all eligible staff have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine prior to providing any care, treatment, or other services by December 5, 2021. All eligible staff must have received the necessary shots to be fully vaccinated – either two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson – by January 4, 2022.

To view the interim final rule with comment period, visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2021-23831/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-omnibus-covid-19-health-care-staff-vaccination(link is external)

To view a list of frequently asked questions, visit: www.cms.gov/files/document/cms-omnibus-staff-vax-requirements-2021.docx(link is external)

Read the press release from CMS at: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/biden-harris-administration-issues-emergency-regulation-requiring-covid-19-vaccination-health-care 

 

 

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