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The status of New Jersey’s workforce and staffing are explained beneath:

Notable Groups: New Jersey Department of Health (NJDH), New Jersey Poison Center, Office of the Governor Phil Murphy

New Jersey’s cohorting practices are as follows:

Notable Groups: New Jersey Department of Health

New Jersey has established infection controlStrike Teams”, which are described in-depth beneath:

Notable Groups: Office of Congressman Josh Gettheimer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

New Jersey has established a number of infection control surveys and other state survey activities within their state’s boundaries:

  • New Jersey Department of Health
    • The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub provides the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the state’s response, including information about services such as food support and small business assistance https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

Notable Groups: New Jersey Department of Health

The status of New Jersey’s nursing home (NH) communications during the Covid-19 pandemic:

Notable Groups: Deaf and Hard of Hearing COVID Communication Card, New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Health, Manatt Health, New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), New Jersey Poison Control Center, Official Site of the State of New Jersey

New Jersey’s ongoing actions to improve access to personal protective equipment (PPE):

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Office of the Governor Phil Murphy
    • The state of New Jersey has assembled a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Wholesale Supplier Registry Public Listing. The listing provides information about vendors and products for the purpose of assisting private businesses and organizations in New Jersey access to potential suppliers for PPE and other COVID-19 related goods and services https://forms.business.nj.gov/ppevendor/list

Notable Groups: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of the Governor Phil Murphy

New Jersey’s current actions to improving the utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE):

Notable Groups: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Sanford Health

New Jersey’s actions to house and shelter at-risk populations and infected patients:

  • Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
    • Received funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to house COVID-19-positive individuals and families who required isolation using hotels, motels and dormitories. The five-category criteria includes:
      • o Homeless individuals and families who live in congregate shelters who are symptomatic or tested positive for COVID-19
      • Homeless individuals who require quarantine or isolation due to being symptomatic or having a positive test for COVID-19
      • Children and adults living in congregate living settings who have tested positive for COVID-19
      • First responders and health care workers who do not require hospitalization but nevertheless need to avoid direct contact with their families due to exposure to COVID-19
      • Other groups that may need assistance as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as COVID-19 positive patients who do not require hospitalization in a traditional setting, but nevertheless require quarantine and isolation outside their residence to prevent the further spread of the virus https://www.hcdnnj.org/coronavirusresources#homeless
  • New Jersey Department of Health
  • Office of the Governor Phil Murphy

Notable Groups: Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Health, Office of the Governor Phil Murphy

The state of New Jersey’s patient transfer routines below:

  • New Jersey Department of Health
    • Resident Transfer Protocol aligns with the New Jersey health commissioner plan to work with long term care centers to identify which facilities can separate infected residents or those with symptoms from the resident population. Facilities without wing/floor cohort ability are prioritized for transfer https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/04/nj-looks-to-transfer-residents-from-hardest-hit-nursing-homes-as-48-more-die-from-coronavirus.html
  • New Jersey Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO)
    • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) drafted a memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors. The CMS memorandum directed notification requirements for facilities when transferring residents to an acute care facility on an emergent basis. The resource speaks to the LTCO responding to requests for clarification about what information facilities should send to LTCO when a resident is subject to a transfer to an acute care facility on an emergency basis, the background of this issue, and direction on what information the LTCO will accept https://ichoosehome.nj.gov/ooie/emergency.shtml

Notable Groups: New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO)

New Jersey’s current resources during the Covid-19 pandemic:

Notable Groups: LeadingAge, Health Care Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Health Infection Control Assessment Response Team (ICAR), New Jersey Department of Human Services

New Jersey’s Telehealth Inclusion:

Notable Groups: Exchange Physical Therapy Group

New Jersey’s notable organizations that are confirmed nursing home assistance for the pandemic:

Notable Groups: New Jersey National Guard

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New Jersey: Nursing Home Tool Kit

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