During last Tuesday's Provider roundtable discussion (August 3), several items related to COVID-19 were discussed. We sent an email to DAIL and OIG on Wednesday, August 4 and are awaiting answers to several questions. And while we don't have have those answers yet, the following are things we can provide to you now:
Surveillance Testing - List of CHFS Contracted Labs
The first document (linked above) is the list of CHFS contracted labs that can be used for surveillance COVID testing, dated August 2, 2021.
LTCF County Indicator Map - Latest
The latest LTCF County Indicator Map is updated on alternating Thursdays and can be found at https://chfs.ky.gov/cv19/LTCCountyMapLatest.pdf. The latest map can also be found below.
This second document is the memo from DAIL Commissioner Elridge regarding masking, dated August 2, 2021.
Also, KSLA learned on Wednesday that both the Kentucky Department for Public Health and Abbot are out of their supplies of federally provided rapid COVID-19 tests. We have a message into the testing supply exchange to check their stock and hope that their supplies are sufficient for KSLA members to tap into for increased testing.
In anticipation of more restrictive guidance to come, we’ve requested clarity from both DAIL and OIG on the following:
If there are other questions you’d like answered, please send them to Rebecca@KentuckySeniorLiving.org.
We’ll send out updates as we receive them. Many thanks for your patience.