CMS and CDC LTC COVID-19 Data Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS has posted COVID-19 data in LTCFs for week ending February 21, 2021

AHCA/NCAL marked the One Year Anniversary of COVID-19 in America’s Long-Term Care Facilities  in this YouTube video (28 minutes, 45 seconds) on March 2, 2021 – it’s well worth your time to watch.  Share it with your team.  Note these slides in the early minutes of the video:

This news is heart-warming and encouraging to weary LTC communities and the folks that live and work there as well as the families and friends that have been kept out for the past year.  The vaccines are working!  So are the mitigations we all continue to follow – masking, distancing, hand hygiene, etc.  Keep up your good work!!  Continue to work with staff, residents and families to increase vaccination rates so we can safely open our facilities. 

CDC reports the following vaccination rates for the country overall as well as for LTCFs as of March 4, 2021 at 5am: