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General Resources

U.S. Depart­ment of Labor Offers Guid­ance for Prepar­ing Work­places for Coro­n­avirus
The U.S. Depart­ment of Labor’s Occu­pa­tion­al Safe­ty and Health Admin­is­tra­tion (OSHA) today pub­lished “Guid­ance on Prepar­ing Work­places for COVID-19” to help com­pa­nies respond in the event of coro­n­avirus in the work­place. The guid­ance was devel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the U.S. Depart­ment of Health & Human Ser­vices (HHS).

CDC: Inter­im Guid­ance for Busi­ness­es and Employ­ers
This guide, based on cur­rent knowl­edge of the coro­n­avirus, gives employ­ers infor­ma­tion on how to pre­vent work­place expo­sures to the coro­n­avirus in non-health­care set­tings.

CDC: Keep­ing the Work­place Safe
This resource briefly sum­ma­rizes what employ­ers can do to ensure safe work­places.

Pan­dem­ic Pre­pared­ness in the Work­place and the Amer­i­cans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act.
This tech­ni­cal assis­tance doc­u­ment pro­vides infor­ma­tion about Titles I and V of the Amer­i­cans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act (ADA) and pan­dem­ic plan­ning in the work­place.

Divi­sion of Fed­er­al Employ­ees’ Com­pen­sa­tion: Infor­ma­tion on FECA Cov­er­age for Coro­n­avirus Dis­ease
This doc­u­ment, cre­at­ed for fed­er­al employ­ees, out­lines Fed­er­al Employ­ees’ Com­pen­sa­tion Act cov­er­age as it relates to the nov­el coro­n­avirus.

Workplace Safety

The Occu­pa­tion­al Safe­ty and Health Admin­is­tra­tion (OSHA) has resources to help employ­ers and work­ers pre­pare for and respond to coro­n­avirus in the work­place.

Wages, Hours and Leave

The Wage and Hour Divi­sion is pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion on com­mon issues employ­ers and work­ers face when respond­ing to COVID-19, includ­ing the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Stan­dards Act and job-pro­tect­ed leave under the Fam­i­ly and Med­ical Leave Act.

Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities

NOTECheck with your state’s unem­ploy­ment insur­ance pro­gram regard­ing the rules in your state.

The Employ­ment and Train­ing Admin­is­tra­tion announced new guid­ance out­lin­ing state flex­i­bil­i­ties in admin­is­ter­ing their unem­ploy­ment insur­ance pro­grams to assist Amer­i­cans affect­ed by the COVID-19 out­break.

Under the guid­ance, fed­er­al law per­mits sig­nif­i­cant flex­i­bil­i­ty for states to amend their laws to pro­vide unem­ploy­ment insur­ance ben­e­fits in mul­ti­ple sce­nar­ios relat­ed to COVID-19. For exam­ple, fed­er­al law allows states to pay ben­e­fits where:

  • An employ­er tem­porar­i­ly ceas­es oper­a­tions due to COVID-19, pre­vent­ing employ­ees from com­ing to work;
  • An indi­vid­ual is quar­an­tined with the expec­ta­tion of return­ing to work after the quar­an­tine is over; and
  • An indi­vid­ual leaves employ­ment due to a risk of expo­sure or infec­tion or to care for a fam­i­ly mem­ber.

In addi­tion, fed­er­al law does not require an employ­ee to quit in order to receive ben­e­fits due to the impact of COVID-19.

Job Corps Students

The Employ­ment and Train­ing Admin­is­tra­tion announced that it is ini­ti­at­ing a break for stu­dents at all 121 Job Corps cen­ters from March 16 through April 14, 2020. The spring break peri­od may be extend­ed beyond April 14, 2020.

Injured Federal Workers

The Office of Work­ers’ Com­pen­sa­tion Pro­grams has pub­lished guid­ance for fed­er­al employ­ees out­lin­ing Fed­er­al Employ­ees’ Com­pen­sa­tion Act cov­er­age as it relates to the nov­el coro­n­avirus.

Federal Contractors

The Office of Fed­er­al Con­tract Com­pli­ance Pro­grams has issued a Nation­al Inter­est Exemp­tion to facil­i­tate response efforts for COVID-19.

News

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about coro­n­avirus, please vis­it the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Prevention’s coro­n­avirus web­site.

Learn what the U.S. gov­ern­ment is doing in response to coro­n­avirus at www.usa.gov/coronavirus (en Español: gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus).

Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Insur­ance Com­mis­sion­ers: Coro­n­avirus Resource Cen­ter
This page pro­vides impor­tant infor­ma­tion about the coro­n­avirus for the pub­lic, the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty, and insur­ance pro­fes­sion­als.

Soci­ety for Human Resource Man­age­ment: Coro­n­avirus infor­ma­tion and FAQs
This web­site pro­vides gen­er­al infor­ma­tion on the virus, as well as answers to com­mon ques­tions from employ­ers. These answers are not legal advice.

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Health offi­cials are cur­rent­ly tak­ing steps to pre­vent the intro­duc­tion and spread of COVID-19 (“Coro­n­avirus”) into com­mu­ni­ties across the Unit­ed States. Schools can play an impor­tant role in this effort.

Through col­lab­o­ra­tion and coor­di­na­tion with State and local health depart­ments, State and local edu­ca­tion­al agen­cies, oth­er edu­ca­tion offi­cials, and elect­ed offi­cials, schools can dis­sem­i­nate crit­i­cal infor­ma­tion about the dis­ease and its poten­tial trans­mis­sion to stu­dents, fam­i­lies, staff, and com­mu­ni­ty. Schools can pre­pare to take addi­tion­al steps to pre­vent the spread of COVID-19, should State and local health offi­cials iden­ti­fy such a need.

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (CDC) offers the most up-to-date infor­ma­tion on COVID-19 along with their Guid­ance for School Set­tings.

Additional Resources for Elementary and Secondary Schools:

Additional Resources for Higher Education Institutions:

Schools should continue promoting everyday disease prevention strategies:

  • If you are sick, stay home from school.
  • Avoid close con­tact with those who are already sick.
  • Cov­er your nose and mouth when cough­ing or sneez­ing with a tis­sue or the crook of your arm.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touch­ing eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Con­sult this web page for fur­ther guid­ance from the U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion.

Schools can share rel­e­vant CDC fact sheets to help stu­dents, fam­i­lies, and staff under­stand COVID-19 along with steps they can take to pro­tect them­selves:

Ovid Searches and Tools

A wide range of free, curat­ed Covid-19 med­ical and nurs­ing resources & tools for sci­en­tist, epi­demi­ol­o­gists, clin­i­cal researchers and nurs­es.

  • Ovid, Ovid Dis­cov­ery resources, includ­ing Gideon (Glob­al Infec­tious Dis­eases and Epi­demi­ol­o­gy Online Net­work
  • List of arti­cles pub­lished in Ovid MEDLINE or Journals@Ovid from the start of the out­break of COVID-19
  • Ovid Expert Search­es

AudioDigest COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Lecture

Stream­ing a free lec­ture from Michael Cohen, MD, MS, Infec­tious Dis­ease Spe­cial­ist, Assis­tant Clin­i­cal Pro­fes­sor of Med­i­cine, David Gef­fen School of Med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les, on “What is coro­n­avirus dis­ease (COVID-19) and what doc­tors need to know?”

In this infor­ma­tive and urgent dis­cus­sion, Dr. Cohen deliv­ers a clin­i­cal update on the 2019 nov­el coro­n­avirus dis­ease (COVID-19) includ­ing its his­to­ry, epi­demi­ol­o­gy, clin­i­cal pre­sen­ta­tion, lab diag­no­sis, infec­tion con­trol mea­sures, dis­ease bur­den com­pared to influen­za, trav­el rec­om­men­da­tions, and next steps regard­ing future out­breaks.

Additional Resources

Clean & Disinfect

Inter­im Rec­om­men­da­tions for US House­holds with Suspected/Confirmed Coro­n­avirus Dis­ease 2019

These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.

  • Clean­ing refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impu­ri­ties from sur­faces. Clean­ing does not kill germs, but by remov­ing them, it low­ers their num­bers and the risk of spread­ing infec­tion.
  • Dis­in­fect­ing refers to using chem­i­cals to kill germs on sur­faces. This process does not nec­es­sar­i­ly clean dirty sur­faces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a sur­face after clean­ing, it can fur­ther low­er the risk of spread­ing infec­tion.

General Recommendations for Routine Cleaning and Disinfection of Households

Com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers can prac­tice rou­tine clean­ing of fre­quent­ly touched sur­faces (for exam­ple: tables, door­knobs, light switch­es, han­dles, desks, toi­lets, faucets, sinks) with house­hold clean­ers and EPA-reg­is­tered dis­in­fec­tants that are appro­pri­ate for the sur­face, fol­low­ing label instruc­tions. Labels con­tain instruc­tions for safe and effec­tive use of the clean­ing prod­uct includ­ing pre­cau­tions you should take when apply­ing the prod­uct, such as wear­ing gloves and mak­ing sure you have good ven­ti­la­tion dur­ing use of the prod­uct.

General Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfection of Households with People Isolated in Home Care (e.g. Suspected/Confirmed to have COVID-19)

  • House­hold mem­bers should edu­cate them­selves about COVID-19 symp­toms and pre­vent­ing the spread of COVID-19 in homes.
  • Clean and dis­in­fect high-touch sur­faces dai­ly in house­hold com­mon areas (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, door­knobs, light switch­es, remotes, han­dles, desks, toi­lets, sinks)
    • In the bedroom/bathroom ded­i­cat­ed for an ill per­son: con­sid­er reduc­ing clean­ing fre­quen­cy to as-need­ed (e.g., soiled items and sur­faces) to avoid unnec­es­sary con­tact with the ill per­son.
      • As much as pos­si­ble, an ill per­son should stay in a spe­cif­ic room and away from oth­er peo­ple in their home, fol­low­ing home care guid­ance.
      • The care­giv­er can pro­vide per­son­al clean­ing sup­plies for an ill person’s room and bath­room, unless the room is occu­pied by child or anoth­er per­son for whom such sup­plies would not be appro­pri­ate. These sup­plies include tis­sues, paper tow­els, clean­ers and EPA-reg­is­tered dis­in­fec­tants (exam­ples at this linkpdf iconexter­nal icon).
      • If a sep­a­rate bath­room is not avail­able, the bath­room should be cleaned and dis­in­fect­ed after each use by an ill per­son. If this is not pos­si­ble, the care­giv­er should wait as long as prac­ti­cal after use by an ill per­son to clean and dis­in­fect the high-touch sur­faces.
  • House­hold mem­bers should fol­low home care guid­ance when inter­act­ing with per­sons with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 and their iso­la­tion rooms/bathrooms.
  • How to clean and dis­in­fect:
Surfaces
  • Wear dis­pos­able gloves when clean­ing and dis­in­fect­ing sur­faces. Gloves should be dis­card­ed after each clean­ing. If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be ded­i­cat­ed for clean­ing and dis­in­fec­tion of sur­faces for COVID-19 and should not be used for oth­er pur­pos­es. Con­sult the manufacturer’s instruc­tions for clean­ing and dis­in­fec­tion prod­ucts used. Clean hands imme­di­ate­ly after gloves are removed.
  • If sur­faces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a deter­gent or soap and water pri­or to dis­in­fec­tion.
  • For dis­in­fec­tion, dilut­ed house­hold bleach solu­tions, alco­hol solu­tions with at least 70% alco­hol, and most com­mon EPA-reg­is­tered house­hold dis­in­fec­tants should be effec­tive.
    • Dilut­ed house­hold bleach solu­tions can be used if appro­pri­ate for the sur­face. Fol­low manufacturer’s instruc­tions for appli­ca­tion and prop­er ven­ti­la­tion. Check to ensure the prod­uct is not past its expi­ra­tion date. Nev­er mix house­hold bleach with ammo­nia or any oth­er cleanser. Unex­pired house­hold bleach will be effec­tive against coro­n­avirus­es when prop­er­ly dilut­ed.
      • Pre­pare a bleach solu­tion by mix­ing:
        • 5 table­spoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gal­lon of water or
        • 4 tea­spoons bleach per quart of water
    • Prod­ucts with EPA-approved emerg­ing viral pathogens claimspdf iconexter­nal icon are expect­ed to be effec­tive against COVID-19 based on data for hard­er to kill virus­es. Fol­low the manufacturer’s instruc­tions for all clean­ing and dis­in­fec­tion prod­ucts (e.g., con­cen­tra­tion, appli­ca­tion method and con­tact time, etc.).
  • For soft (porous) sur­faces such as car­pet­ed floor, rugs, and drapes, remove vis­i­ble con­t­a­m­i­na­tion if present and clean with appro­pri­ate clean­ers indi­cat­ed for use on these sur­faces. After clean­ing:
    • Laun­der items as appro­pri­ate in accor­dance with the manufacturer’s instruc­tions. If pos­si­ble, laun­der items using the warmest appro­pri­ate water set­ting for the items and dry items com­plete­ly, or
      Use prod­ucts with the EPA-approved emerg­ing viral pathogens claims (exam­ples at this linkpdf iconexter­nal icon) that are suit­able for porous sur­faces.
 Clothing, towels, linens and other items that go in the laundry
  • Wear dis­pos­able gloves when han­dling dirty laun­dry from an ill per­son and then dis­card after each use. If using reusable gloves, those gloves should be ded­i­cat­ed for clean­ing and dis­in­fec­tion of sur­faces for COVID-19 and should not be used for oth­er house­hold pur­pos­es. Clean hands imme­di­ate­ly after gloves are removed.
    • If no gloves are used when han­dling dirty laun­dry, be sure to wash hands after­wards.
    • If pos­si­ble, do not shake dirty laun­dry. This will min­i­mize the pos­si­bil­i­ty of dis­pers­ing virus through the air.
    • Laun­der items as appro­pri­ate in accor­dance with the manufacturer’s instruc­tions. If pos­si­ble, laun­der items using the warmest appro­pri­ate water set­ting for the items and dry items com­plete­ly. Dirty laun­dry from an ill per­son can be washed with oth­er people’s items.
    • Clean and dis­in­fect clothes ham­pers accord­ing to guid­ance above for sur­faces. If pos­si­ble, con­sid­er plac­ing a bag lin­er that is either dis­pos­able (can be thrown away) or can be laun­dered.

Hand hygiene and other preventive measures

  • House­hold mem­bers should clean hands often, includ­ing imme­di­ate­ly after remov­ing gloves and after con­tact with an ill per­son, by wash­ing hands with soap and water for 20 sec­onds. If soap and water are not avail­able and hands are not vis­i­bly dirty, an alco­hol-based hand san­i­tiz­er that con­tains at least 60% alco­hol may be used. How­ev­er, if hands are vis­i­bly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.
  • House­hold mem­bers should fol­low nor­mal pre­ven­tive actions while at work and home includ­ing rec­om­mend­ed hand hygiene and avoid­ing touch­ing eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Addi­tion­al key times to clean hands include:
      • After blow­ing one’s nose, cough­ing, or sneez­ing
      • After using the restroom
      • Before eat­ing or prepar­ing food
      • After con­tact with ani­mals or pets
      • Before and after pro­vid­ing rou­tine care for anoth­er per­son who needs assis­tance (e.g. a child)

Other considerations

  • The ill per­son should eat/be fed in their room if pos­si­ble. Non-dis­pos­able food ser­vice items used should be han­dled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dish­wash­er. Clean hands after han­dling used food ser­vice items.
  • If pos­si­ble, ded­i­cate a lined trash can for the ill per­son. Use gloves when remov­ing garbage bags, han­dling, and dis­pos­ing of trash. Wash hands after han­dling or dis­pos­ing of trash.
  • Con­sid­er con­sult­ing with your local health depart­ment about trash dis­pos­al guid­ance if avail­able.

What People Are Saying

InX­ite has the right approach for how to best use tech­nol­o­gy to help improve out­comes. The abil­i­ty to lever­age pre­dic­tive analytics—similar to what is used today in detect­ing behav­ioral pat­terns and fraud—and apply it to help point health­care providers in the right direc­tion is of sig­nif­i­cant val­ue.

Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent Of Nation­al Health­care Asso­ci­a­tion

With so much atten­tion today on HIEs and EHRs, it is refresh­ing to see InXite’s prac­ti­cal approach for get­ting me and my care group the rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion that we need to improve the qual­i­ty of care and out­comes of our patients.

Care Coor­di­na­tor

inX­ite has shown great care to my moth­er. Her reg­u­lar appoint­ments and med­ica­tions are so much eas­i­er to man­age. The care team has giv­en my moth­er the con­trol and under­stand­ing she needs, allow­ing her to have peace of mind.

Richard

The nav­i­ga­tors who have been assigned to my son’s care have been pro­fes­sion­al, respect­ful, and kind to both our son and fam­i­ly. Sched­ul­ing has nev­er been eas­i­er. We can always expect some­one on time, mak­ing life less chal­leng­ing for a work­ing fam­i­ly.

Martha

I don’t have the words to ade­quate­ly express the appre­ci­a­tion I have for all of you. Thanks to the pro­fes­sion­al, com­pas­sion­ate car­ing of every­one in your orga­ni­za­tion, my father was able to find the care the best suit­ed to his needs. Do not for a minute dimin­ish the role you all play in the peo­ples’ lives. You are all a bless­ing.

Gene

I am pleased to say how well I have been served by InX­ite over the past year in the care of my dis­abled hus­band. I can eas­i­ly rec­om­mend the ser­vice, because this tru­ly is a per­son­al ser­vice.

Shaw­na