COVID-19: What You Need To Know

LHA Trust Funds has compiled a quick reference of resources and information about COVID-19. This page will be updated frequently with materials regarding the virus, hospital and facility protocols, CDC instructions and more.


HHS Makes COVID-19 Data Reporting a Medicare Condition of Participation

ASPR TRACIE: COVID-19 Lessons Learned

Joint Statement: Roadmap for Maintaining Essential Surgery during COVID-19 Pandemic

A Checklist to Prepare Healthcare Organizations for Another COVID-19 Outbreak

A Physician Guide to Keeping Your Practice Open During COVID-19

Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access

Back-to-Work Toolkit: Healthcare Industry

COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Reporting and FAQs For Hospitals, Hospital Laboratory, and Acute Care Facility Data Reporting

Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Discontinues NABP Passports

CMS Recommendations: Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare

CMS Re-Opening America: What Patients Should Know About Seeking Healthcare

Proclamation: State of Emergency for COVID-19 Phase 2 of Resilient Louisiana

FDA Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Health Professionals

The Joint Commission: Promoting Psychosocial Well-being of Health Care Staff During Crisis

CMS Programs & Payment for Care in Hospital Alternate Care Sites: Fact Sheet for State and Local Governments

Contact Tracing: What You Need To Know

Best Practices for a Covid-19 Preparedness Plan for Health Systems

CMS Updated COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers

LDH Clarification: Allowable Medical, Surgical And Dental Procedures

CMS: Upcoming Requirements for Notification of Confirmed COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes

DEA Lifted Requirements to Facilitate Patient Care During COVID-19

LDH Emergency Order: COVID-19 Testing By Pharmacists

AMA, APhA and ASHP Statement On Inappropriate Ordering, Prescribing or Dispensing of Medications to Treat COVID-19

CMS: COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

LDH Guidance for Essential Critical Workers Who Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

CMS Suspends Restrictions On Care Venues As Providers Tackle COVID-19 Surges

CMS Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge

OCR Bulletin: Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

CMS Eases Quality Payment Program Reporting Requirements in Response to COVID-19

Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Emergency Rule for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Rescinded

Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities – Louisiana Coronavirus Disease 2019

OSHA Relaxes Fit-Testing Enforcement Under Certain Circumstances

CMS COVID-19 Toolkit

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Department of Homeland Security: Enterprise VPN Security

Eight COVID-19 Developments Healthcare Systems Need to Know

National Emergency Declared Over COVID-19 Coronavirus


Details Related to FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC: Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19

NIOSH PPE Tracker App

FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorizations Revising Which Types of Respirators Can Be Decontaminated for Reuse

HHS COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Laboratory Data Reporting: CARES Act Section 18115

COVID-19 Fact Sheets

CDC: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease

Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes

IDSA: Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

LDH: Priorities For Testing Patients With Suspected COVID-19 Infection

Management of Persons with COVID-19

LDH AMENDED AND UPDATED NOTICE: Medical and Surgical Procedures, Dental Visits, Procedures and Surgeries, Other Healthcare Services

Louisiana Health Alert Network: Updated Priorities for Testing Patients with Suspected COVID-19 Infection and Guidance for Testing at the State Laboratory

LDH Updated Critical Care Collaborative COVID-19 Care Resources

Joint Commission: Monitoring High-Risk Patients With Known or Suspected COVID-19

Surgeon General: Optimizing Ventilator Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Duke Health to Begin Reusing N95 Masks

CDC Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Infectious Disease Society of America: COVID-19 Prioritization of Diagnostic Testing

CDC Information for PACE Organizations Regarding Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Louisiana Health Alert Network: COVID-19 Testing Algorithm for Clinicians and Discontinuation of Isolation Guidance for Healthcare Workers with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

CMS Reminds Providers About EMTALA Obligations with COVID-19 Patients

CDC Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response