Covid-19 Resources

The OHABA Board would like to thank the SC ABA,  CalABA and others for sharing some of the resources below.  We hope our members and others within our state, country, and broader world remain safe during this unprecedented event.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

DATA AND CURRENT GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS:


Coronavirus Dashboard (searchable by state)
https://www.knowi.com/coronavirus-dashboards/

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/

Centers for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov/

MUSC Health Virtual Care
​www.musc.care

ETHICAL SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL RESOURCES FROM SC ABA WEBINAR:

FEDERAL EMERGENCY LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS:

90-day delay for Federal Tax Payments
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/politics/irs-extends-tax-payment-deadline-coronavirus/index.html

Families First Act 
This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.
Specifically, the bill provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for nutrition and food assistance programs, including
  • the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC);
  • the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP); and
  • nutrition assistance grants for U.S. territories.
The bill also provides FY2020 appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services for nutrition programs that assist the elderly.
The supplemental appropriations provided by the bill are designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits.
The bill modifies USDA food assistance and nutrition programs to
  • allow certain waivers to requirements for the school meal programs,
  • suspend the work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program), and
  • allow states to request waivers to provide certain emergency SNAP benefits.
In addition, the bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect health care workers.
The bill also includes provisions that
  • establish a federal emergency paid leave benefits program to provide payments to employees taking unpaid leave due to the coronavirus outbreak,
  • expand unemployment benefits and provide grants to states for processing and paying claims,
  • require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees,
  • establish requirements for providing coronavirus diagnostic testing at no cost to consumers,
  • treat personal respiratory protective devices as covered countermeasures that are eligible for certain liability protections, and
  • temporarily increase the Medicaid federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP).
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201


RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS & FAMILIES:

TELEHEALTH:


HHS Guidelines on Telehealth during coronavirus pandemic
https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

Comprehensive Training and FREE Webinars from Zoom focused on using their platform to work remotely and deliver telehealth services 
https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html





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