APIC is making available free resources related to coronavirus/COVID-19 for Long Term Care facilities
If you are not receiving Idaho Health Alerts from your local Health District, please make sure you are signed up at
If you are signed up and still not receiving alerts, please check your profile and make sure it is current with the appropriate role(s) assigned.
The LTC Providers Reporting portal is scheduled for routine maintenance on April 5, 2020. As a result of this scheduled maintenance the portal will not be available from 2 AM (MDT)/ 1 AM (PDT) through 4 AM (MDT)/3 AM (PDT).
CMS has issued revised guidance for all federally certified nursing facilities via memo QSO-20-14-NH, that has significant impact on all nursing facilities. This guidance is available from CMS through their web site.
This is the link for the Idaho Public Health Districts
We are getting a lot of questions on implementation of Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes. The enhanced precautions from the CDC are not a requirement at this time, rather a potential standard of practice from a nationally recognized source.
The following is a link to FAQ’s from the CDC;
Should a facility choose to implement Enhanced Barrier Precautions as a component of the Infection Control program, we would suggest the following steps:
At some point this may need to be implemented as part of your Infection Prevention program but not at this time.
CDC recommendations for environmental sanitation products related to coronavirus/COVID-19.
RespectChoices.Org is making COVID-19 planning tools available through June 30, 2020.
I am pleased to announce the process to apply for Mini-Grants to implement technology to improve the quality of life for residents in your nursing facilities is complete.
Building Plans - Electronic Submissions Accepted