AHCA/NCAL: COVID-19 Update | Ask the Experts: FFCRA Webinar Recording and Follow-up Webinar

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

AHCA/NCAL will be hosting a follow-up “office hour” webinar on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and How it Impacts Long Term Care on Wednesday, October 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern.

On this webinar, AHCA/NCAL Department of Labor consultants from Jackson Lewis, Craig S. Roberts, Principal and Henry Shapiro, Associate will answer questions from our first webinar and additional questions as time allows, on the FFCRA impacting long term care. If you missed the first webinar you can find the recording​ and slides on our website.

Please note, this is not meant to take the place of guidance from your legal counsel.   

No pre-registration is required but you will need to login using your computer or WebEx app as questions will be accepted using the chat function. All lines will be muted.   

Meeting link: CLICK HERE

Meeting number: 172 281 2053
Password: QExXPBc5b36

You can join via audio by dialing 415-655-0003 and entering the meeting number above when prompted.

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Other COVID-19 Updates

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Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed: HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced today that the Trump Administration will renew the Public Health Emergency declaration effective October 23, 2020. The declaration will extend the availability of waivers and funding that are available under the Public Health Emergency. The new declaration will expire in January 2021.

NHSN Increases SAMS Level Access for LTCFs: Long term care facility (LTCF) users who wish to gain full access to the NHSN surveillance modules, various analytic tools, and data reports must complete the enhanced security clearance known as Secure Access Management Services (SAMS) Level 3. Centers who are only reporting to the COVID-19 module in NHSN likely only have a Level 1 security clearance.  READ MORE


Please email COVID19@ahca.org for additional questions, or visit ahcancal.org/coronavirus for more information.


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15