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Virtual Townhall Meeting Updates Insurance Claims and Small Business Loans Amid COVID-19

Several agencies and the Governor’s office offer a glimmer of hope as the fight to take back our lives continues

For a while now, news has been about the coronavirus, the discovery of new symptoms, the slow progress in finding a definitive cure and the harrowing fate of COVID-19’s victims, now including children.

But several agencies and the Governor’s office offer a glimmer of hope as the fight to take back our lives continues.
Changes to insurance claims and small business loans as a consequence of the pandemic were discussed in a virtual townhall meeting last May 15 involving six agencies.

Hosted by Chair of the Senate Human Service Committee Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), the virtual brief features a panel of experts including California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, US Small Business Administration District Director Dawn Golik, Valley Community Small Business Development Center Director Rich Mostert and Valley Small Business Development Corporation CEO Debbie Raven.

Commissioner Lara enumerated his action items in response to the pandemic. On April 13, he asked for a 20 percent discount on auto insurance premiums to be returned to drivers and businesses. The stay-at-home order reduced the risk factors for many auto drivers. On April 14, he required insurance companies to comply with their contractual obligation to investigate coverage claims for COVID-19 just as they would for any disaster. At the time of the brief, Lara also ordered the premium discounts reflected in May, as well. On the May 18 hearing, he reviewed it again so that the risk factor is accurate.

His order included private passenger auto, commercial auto, workers’ compensation, commercial multi-peril, commercial liability and medical malpractice.

Lara’s stern order to insurance companies to exhaustively investigate claims include those for business interruption insurance related to COVID-19. And that claims should be acknowledged within 15 days and judgment should be rendered not more than 40 days after.

He also mentioned Gov. Newsom’s executive order (EO) on May 6 on rebuttable presumption. The EO covers front line workers who tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of labor or service after the stay-at-home order on March 19. The presumption is in effect 60 days after the EO.
To further assist consumers in the emergency, the State’s Department of Insurance enforced:

  • A 60-day grace period to pay insurance premiums
  • A 90-day extension for insurance claim deadlines
  • A maintenance for those with expired license or car registration
  • An extension of personal auto coverage for delivery drivers in essential businesses
  • A no-cost co-pay for COVID-19 testing and screening
  • A notice to insurance companies that workers’ comp insurance applies to everyone regardless of immigration status

State Treasurer Ma mentioned her website at now prominently features click buttons COVCID-19 Updates and COVID-19 Resources.

She said the Updates button is a more reliable source than social media while the Resources button opens up to Small Business and Food Access resources, and Tax, Individual and Non-profit relief.

Ma also said the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), an emergency advance of up to $10,000 for small businesses, does not have to be re-paid. But is sadly unavailable for the moment. Only a limited advance application from agricultural businesses are currently being considered.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resumed accepting applications on April 27. The SBA loan helps businesses keep their employees get paid for work through the pandemic. The PPP is an incentive that allows business owners’ loan to be forgiven by the SBA if they keep all their employees on payroll for eight weeks. And if the money is used for payroll and business rent, mortgage interest and utilities.

Golik represents the only Cabinet-level agency that deals with small businesses. She said that this is the first time her agency was involved in an emergency. She had more details on EIDL and PPP.

She explained that the EIDL is available as a forgivable $10,000 loan or a long-term loan. Payment becomes due on the loan after 12 months from set up. There is no fee to apply.

The PPP can be deferred for six months with a low one percent interest rate, two-year term and no pre-payment. The terms for loan forgiveness is usually determined by the loan provider and guidance is still forthcoming. A second round of PPP can still accept applications. While the first round saw difficulty in sourcing lenders, many Silicon Valley credit unions and even Amex, Paypal and other lenders stepped up for small businesses.

PPP also provides flexibility for small businesses to be able to pay their employees even if they are closed.\

Both EIDL and PPP can be both used together by small businesses.

Mostert’s agency is funded by the SBA to serve non-profit organizations. Their services come at no cost and they are strictly confidential. They are the go-to for qualification and funds facilitation, offering one-on-one consultation. They advise on traditional and non-traditional lending alternatives like municipal CD programs, crowd-funding and grants that straddle different counties or towns. They offer assistance from when the small business gets the loan until it becomes sustainable and beyond.

Raven described a small business disaster relief fund benefit program that was designed for the pandemic: quick turn and less paperwork. – Harvey I. Barkin

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PINs Update

Gov. Newsom’s state of emergency proclamation spawned PINs in response to COVID-19

PIN 20-09.1-ASC Update on Priority 1 complaint tele-inspection program

  • Supplement to PIN 20-09-ASC. It updates notice about allegations that could be serious health and safety risks to residents.
  • This takes effect immediately. Review of Priority 1 complaints will be on a case by case basis whether tele- or on-site inspection is needed.

PIN 20-10-CCLD Waiver of administrator certification program fees, license fees and home care aide registration fees as a result of COVID-19

  • Details the California Department of Social Services’ authority to waive the aforementioned fees for licensees in economic hardships as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom declared on March 4, 2020 a state of emergency prompted by COVID-19 when licensees, licensure applicants, home care administrators and vendors began experiencing financial hardship. Authority was given to CCLD to accept written fee waiver requests. Only renewals, registrations, licenses or certificates expiring by June 30, 2020 are being accepted for fee waiver requests.

PIN 20-11-CCLD CCLD on-line resources on COVID-19

  • Notice for a dedicated COVID-19 page on CCLD website with accessible on-line COVID-19 resources.
  • The live website page offers click buttons leading to 1) PINs in English and other Languages, 2) Additional Resources with links to specific agencies and information and 3) Hot Topics with an overview of relevant and related topics.

PIN 20-12-CCLD Updated statewide waivers for background check requirements due to COVID-19

  • Rescinds PIN 20-09-CCLD from April 2, 2020. This new PIN updates guidance to ASC administrators and licensees on California background check waivers on HCA and HCO licensees.

PIN 20-12-ASC Statewide waiver for medical assessments due to COVID-19

  • California waiver for specific medical assessment requirements for all adult and senior care facilities due to COVID-19
  • The waiver is based on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement on March 6, 2020 for a statewide waiver for specific medical assessment needs without individual requests depending on terms and conditions provided in this PIN. Instead, certain documents listed in this PIN completed by a medical professional or individual designated by a physician, can be obtained.

PIN 20-13-ASC Notification to families when a person tests positive for COVID-19

  • Counsel to ASC to advice families of all persons in care when anyone in the facility tests positive for COVID-19
  • As of April 27, 2020, an update directs notification of testing positive for COVID-19 must include notification of all persons in care, health professionals and other related health care service providers that enter the facility.

PIN 20-15-ASC Adult and Senior Care Facilities with COVID-19 positive cases available on California Department of Social Services website

  • Announcement that information on licensed ARCF for elderly who are positive with COVID-19 in care and/or staff is on the California Department of Social Services website.,
  • The information can be accessed by the link: COVID-19 Positive Cases in Adult and Senior Care Facilities under Additional Resources tab on the CCLD home page. The information specifies ARCF for elderly with seven or more capacity that reported 11 or more positive cases. Details include facility name, county and location. Count is tallied and updated daily.

PIN 20-16-ASC-CCR Waiver of Advance Notice Requirements and information on Federal Small Business Lending for COVID-19 crisis

  • Announcement that the California Department of Social Services is waiving various requirements for Continuous Care Retirement Community providers applying for COVID-19 relief loan
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 4, 2020 state of emergency proclamation allows CDSS to waive any Health and Safety Code provisions required to protect California in COVID-19 emergency. COVID-19 relief loans open to CCRC providers include: Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administrations, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for COVID-19 and others.

PIN 20-17-ASC Temporary Contracts to increase bed capacity due to anticipated surge in COVID-19

  • Announcement to Adult and Senior Care licensees to help put up temporary additional beds for COVID-19 positive persons
  • Gov. Newsom’s state of emergency proclamation granted CDSS authority to waive any Health and Safety Code or Welfare and Institutions Code provisions to respond to COVID-19. Especially urgent need for housing and care for adults and senior care residents who are positive for COVID-19 but don’t require hospitalizations. Thereby, allowing hospital capacity to meet anticipated demands for CPOVID-19 patients requiring acute care.

PIN 20-189-ASC COVID-19 stimulus checks for persons in care

  • Guide to licensees with residents who are recipients of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment benefits who received stimulus checks authorized by Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  • The stimulus checks are not monthly SSI/SSP monthly benefits or income. They are tax refund advances for tax year 2020. The recipient can use the funds according to their desires. In accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order on April 23, 2020, no stimulus payment funds received by a resident may be garnished or used to pay off a debt owed by resident to licensee.
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When Call of Duty Beckons, Cyndy and Kelsey Minnery both RNs Answer the Call to Help

Cyndy and Kelsey Minnery

Like Mother Cyndy (right) like daughter Kelsey (left) both nurses administered swab COVID- 19 testing for both the residents and staff of an assisted living facility in San Diego.

It didn’t take long for ever dependable 6Beds Board Director Cyndy Minnery RN  to respond to a call of duty at an assisted living facility in San Diego.

When told that a staff member at a 30-bed Assisted Living facility in San Diego tested positive for COVID-19, concurrent 6Beds Vice President of Clinical Affairs Cyndy Minnery offered to help the facility’s Administrator make calls to inquire about testing for all of the residents and staff in the facility.  After a full day of calls to find testing the San Diego Board of Health delivered 40 test kits to the facility.

Cyndy, an RN for 39 years and now owns and operates four residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) for 12 years,,  went as far as offering her services along with her daughter Kelsey Minnery, a four-year ER nurse, to administer the tests when there was no one else was available..

Cyndy and Kelsey Minnery

The Minnerys are busy at work while administering a nasal swab on a resident in the facility.

“The Administrator of a San Diego 30-bed Assisted Living facility called Wednesday May 6th to let me know she had a staff member that tested positive for Covid 19 and wanted all of the residents and staff at the facility tested. Cyndy and the facility Administrator made several calls on May 7th that led to dead ends however, after reaching out to a local physician involved in long-term care, the San Diego County of Epidemiology offered to send 40 test kits to the facility. Realizing that no one was available to perform the tests my daughter Kelsey Minnery and I offered to go to the facility to conduct the nasal swab testing for the 36 residents and staff ourselves on May 8,” Cyndy stated.

Testing was performed within two days after the first COVID-19 infection discovery and the Administrator and staff felt so much relief as they would know which residents to isolate and if any more staff were infected with the virus. Both the Administrator and Cyndy felt as though they moved a mountain to get testing done on all residents and staff. By the following Monday, May 11, results revealed that four residents were positive for the virus.

Cyndy, who has provided CEU classes for 6Beds members, and Kelsey also did an in-service training while at the facility on proper donning and taking off of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the staff, when to wear masks, gowns and gloves and how often to change each type of PPE between residents.

“We also talked about infection control in general terms about cleaning and disinfecting and then specifically regarding isolation of residents.  We helped set up an isolation room and talked about the importance of having a dedicated wing to house Covid positive residents as well as dedicated staff to care for residents in isolation,” Cyndy disclosed. “The facility kept the four positive COVID residents, set up a wing in the facility to house them and provided them with isolation rooms.  All four residents were stable as of May 15th.”

Cyndy and Kelsey Minnery

Wearing PPE, mother and daughter Cyndy and Kelsey Minnery are all ready to attend to residents and staff.

For Cyndy, Kelsey and the facility Administrator, the testing and training were a very positive experience in large part due to the nursing acumen of Kelsey in calming the fears of staff by talking about how wearing PPE correctly will help keep them protected.  Kelsey shared with the staff that she has been working in the ER with Covid patients since January and she tested negative for the virus.

Kelsey was a nurse at the Emergency Department at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Everett, Washington the largest ER in the Pacific Northwest and level II trauma center. She currently works full time in the Emergency Department at Kaiser in San Diego where she has been testing and caring for COVID-19 patients since the onset of the pandemic.

“I’ve heard from a number of facility owners and many are afraid to take new residents into their facilities especially from a nursing home or hospital where there are Covid residents under care.  Some residents may have the virus yet be asymptomatic so, unless potential residents have tested negative for the corona virus. many won’t accept them into a Covid-naive facility,” explained Cyndy. “Reliable testing for Covid 19 is definitely in high demand in San Diego’s Assisted Living facilities.”

An expert witness in 2012 and has opined on over 200 cases involving law suits against Skilled Nursing and RCFEs, Cyndy impressed further that testing is so important for staff and residents

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More than 1.5 Million Diagnostic Tests Have Been Conducted Statewide

A significant increase in the testing capacity of California in recent weeks caused the surge in number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results to a total of 1,696,396 statewide, an increase of 52,294 tests since Sunday May 24, 2020 or a 3.2% increase.

This was the latest figure given by California Governor Gavin Newsom in his statement May 26, 2020 since daily testing has averaged more than 35,000 in the past few days. By contrast, there were only 11,000 tests conducted in March 20, 2020 when the pandemic was in its earlier stage.

“Ramping up our testing capacity is critical as we begin modifying our stay at home order,” announced Governor Newsom. “In addition to standing up more than 80 new testing sites across the state in under-served communities, soon Californians will be able to get tested when they pick up their prescriptions at some pharmacies across the state.”

In the state’s gradual efforts to modify the stay at home order, as laid out in the Resilience Roadmap, the state ensures that it has sufficient capacity to test for COVID-19 and ability to conduct contact tracing when outbreaks surface are key indicators

Increasing testing is one of the six critical indicators guiding California’s Resilience Roadmap. California’s six indicators for modifying the stay-at-home order are:

  • The ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating, and supporting those who are positive or exposed;
  • The ability to prevent infection in people who are at risk for more severe COVID-19;
  • The ability of the hospital and health systems to handle surges;
  • The ability to develop therapeutics to meet the demand;
  • The ability for businesses, schools, and child care facilities to support physical distancing; and
  • The ability to determine when to reinstitute certain measures, such as the stay-at-home orders, if necessary.

The governor also stated that that pharmacists will now be allowed by the California Department of Consumer Affairs and State Board of Pharmacy to collect specimens for COVID-19 tests and order tests for consumers and that the specimens will be delivered to and processed at public health, university or commercial labs.

Also, Medi-Cal patients without a health plan (fee for service) and uninsured Californians can heave a sigh of relief as a new “Medi-Nurse” line was made available by the state for them simply by dialing 1-877-409-9052 which is available 24/7 for COVID-19 concerns or for general medical issues.

Those who have health insurance may visit and use the telehealth zip code finder to access their health insurance plan’s telehealth and nurse help lines.

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Coronavirus: Our Skilled Nursing Facilities Are Crucial

Post By: Craig Cornett, President & CEO, of the California Association of Health Facilities, which represents 900 skilled nursing facilities and 450 intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the state.

As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, it’s become increasingly evident that its most pervasive threat is to vulnerable older adults with underlying health conditions. In California, across America and around the world, the virus’ toll has been most severe in places where that population is concentrated.

It is equally evident that our response must be targeted at keeping those individuals safe.

County and state assistance remain necessary to address staffing shortages resulting from worker exposure to COVID-19.

Skilled nursing facilities in California are facing unprecedented challenges. While they fight to keep the virus out of their buildings, or contain it if it is present, the daily struggle of nursing facilities remains the same — to protect the lives and well-being of sick and vulnerable individuals who are most susceptible to COVID-19.

These outbreaks are not the result of inattentiveness or lapses in nursing homes. It’s a combination of the vicious nature of the virus and its unique threat to the very people who are in our care.

We must deploy county, state and federal resources to the skilled nursing sector and we applaud Gov. Gavin Newsom for his recent announcement that skilled nursing is moving up on the state’s priorities.

There is a continuing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in many areas of the state. The lack of proper equipment puts employees and residents at risk and has been a contributing factor to outbreaks across the state.

We also need priority testing for all healthcare workers in long-term care settings to stop the spread of the virus.  Where tests are available, we have seen success in keeping COVID-19 out of buildings. In other cases, when the virus is identified early, testing has allowed patients and workers to be successfully isolated to prevent further spread. But even with the best infection prevention protocol in place, we can’t stop the infection from spreading without adequate PPE and testing.

We are indebted to every employee who selflessly continues to show up to work every day, sometimes at great personal risk, whether at a skilled nursing center or community-based home for the developmentally disabled. These workers are the only lifeline residents have to the outside world as they remain isolated from their families and loved ones.

County and state assistance remain necessary to address staffing shortages resulting from worker exposure to COVID-19.  Gov. Newsom’s initiative to retrain 600 nurses to support facility compliance with COVID-19 guidance and to assist facilities with positive cases is a good first step.

We can’t emphasize enough the importance of creating well-equipped, separate facilities or alternate sites to care for COVID-positive patients to keep the virus contained.

Early on, the California Association of Health Facilities opposed any requirement to transfer positive COVID-19 patients from the hospital to skilled nursing facilities. The result of state orders to nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients has played out in New York and New Jersey with devastating consequences.  We continue to work with our hospital partners and county and state agencies to address the critical need for alternate COVID-positive sites.

As many of our members shift from prevention to a containment strategy, they need assistance to provide the highest level of protection to their residents and staff.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) have issued waivers to offer relief to health care providers, employees and residents during the pandemic.

In addition, the Governor’s Office has coordinated efforts to assist. Included are  no-cost or low-cost hotel rooms for workers who have had possible exposure to COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 and do not need to be hospitalized.

Skilled nursing administrators, long-term care nurses and critical care workers are doing everything possible, with the resources that are available, to slow the spread of the virus in our member facilities. We remain committed to do everything we can to support their heroic and dedicated efforts on behalf of the 400,000 residents we serve.

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PIN 20-17-ASC: Temporary Contracts to Increase Bed Capacity Due to Anticipated Surge In COVID-19

PIN_20-17-ASC announces an opportunity for Adult and Senior Care licensees to assist in providing additional beds by entering into contracts to temporarily house COVID-19 positive individuals.

Highlights include:

Preferred facilities are those that are currently empty, have a completely separate structure from any other residents, or contain solely COVID-19 positive residents. Current law does not allow the State to limit the ability of a licensee to include both COVID-19 positive and non-COVID-19 positive residents in the same facility. If the State is unable to locate contracted beds in facilities that would house solely COVID-19 positive residents, the State may contract with other adult and senior care facilities.

Services to be Provided

The contracted licensee will be responsible for providing appropriate housing, staffing, and the required services to meet the individual’s needs while placed in the licensee’s care. The duration of the individual’s stay is currently anticipated to be between 3-30 days. To be eligible for this agreement, if there are any existing residents who are not COVID19 positive in any other parts of the facility, the contracted licensee must physically segregate all individuals placed under this agreement, such as utilizing the entire facility, a separate building, separate floor, or separate wing of the facility. In all cases, the contracted licensee must provide staff that are solely dedicated to the provision of services to the individuals, and under no circumstances allow staff to provide services to, or otherwise interact with, other residents or staff at any facility.

The contractor shall follow and comply with guidance and instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and its local county health departments regarding COVID-19, including guidance related to appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Prior to an individual being placed in, or exiting from, the care of the contracted facility, the needs of the individual will be assessed and coordinated with the individual’s home facility, individual and/or individual’s representative, Ombudsman, and the local health department. CDSS will provide technical assistance for placements. Technical assistance from CDSS will continue throughout the temporary stay and until the resident’s return to their home facility, or alternative arrangements are made. The home facility will hold the resident’s bed for the resident once clearance is obtained from the local health department or the resident’s healthcare provider.

Reimbursement Rate

CDSS will pay licensees who enter into these contracts (“Contractor”) to temporarily house COVID-19 positive individuals in the following manner:

  • For facilities licensed for six or fewer beds:
    • The Contractor will be paid a daily all-inclusive rate of $1,000 from the date the first resident is placed under a State contract, in recognition of the need to fully staff the facility.
    • The applicable daily rate will continue beyond the initial 15 days so long as residents continue to be placed and remain in the facility under the terms of the State contract.
  • For facilities licensed for more than six beds, please indicate your interest via the survey below and CDSS will contact you. These payment rates do not apply to Adult Residential Facilities for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (ARFPSHNs), Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs), or Adult Day Programs (ADPs), which contract with the California Department of Developmental Services. Those facilities should continue to follow guidelines set forth by the California Department of Developmental Services.

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More than 500 die In California’s skilled nursing facilities to COVID-19

A substantial number of residents and staff members of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in California have become victims of coronavirus COVID-19

As of April 25, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) figures show from that more than 545 residents and less than 11 staff members have died at skilled nursing facilities across California of the more than 5,770 residents and employees have contracted COVID-19.

CDPH requires “all 1224 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to report COVID-19 positive residents, staff, and deaths associated with COVID-19 on a daily basis. The data is from SNFs that have reported in the last 24 hours and includes only the resident and staff fatalities that are known by the facility. As such, it is not a comprehensive count.”

There is no available figures yet from 6Beds assisted living facilities on residents and/or staff members affected by COVID-19 as of this time and reports will be given as soon as available, verified and reliable data comes in.

California State Governor Gavin Newsom pledged support for nursing home patients suffering from the coronavirus promising more testing of those showing symptoms as he expresses concern on the people who live or work in 94 board and care homes across the state who have tested positive for COVID-19

SWAT teams of infectious disease specialists would be sent to the homes where the virus is present and to some places Newsom called “hot spots” as the state is monitoring the nursing homes with outbreaks and that more than 600 nurses have been sent to help the facilities.

CDPH announces, “California is actively working with the White House, federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local governments, health facilities, and health care providers across the state to prepare and protect Californians from COVID-19.”

They are also providing information, guidance documents, and technical support to local health departments, health care facilities, providers, schools, universities, colleges, and childcare facilities across California.

On the local front, the City of Hayward has announced that it will dispatch mobile teams of specially trained firefighter paramedics from the city’s COVID-19 testing center to provide coronavirus testing of nursing home residents and employees.

Hayward Fire Department firefighter-paramedics respond to 911 medical emergency calls at nursing homes—and securely share critical care information with relevant county authorities while maintaining the privacy of residents and staff In addition to providing COVID-19 testing,

Inquiries about COVID-19 infection rates in nursing homes should be directed to the California Department of Public Health, which is responsible for nursing home licensing and oversight.

Among the latest to report was Director Alisa Mallari Tu of Gordon Manor Assisted Living Facility in Redwood City confirmed that at least ten residents have succumbed to coronavirus COVID-19 or from complications related to it while ten other residents and seven staff members have also been tested positive in recent weeks.

The more known resident of Gordon Manor who died recently from the virus was Donald Kennedy former head of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the term of then President Jimmy Carter and also was a former Stanford University President.

In a more detailed report of the California Department of Public Health (CPDH), 86% of SNFs have reported their data as of April 18, 2020. There are 1224 Skilled Nursing Facilities in California and 258 have reported having one or more COVID-19 case by either a resident or a health care worker (HCW).

The SNFs with the biggest number of residents with COVID-19 are Redwood Springs Health Care Center in Tulare County with 91, Brier Oak on Sunset in Los Angeles County with 80 and Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center with 69 residents.

Those with biggest number of HCWs with COVID-19 are Brier Oak on Sunset in Los Angeles County with 62 HCWs, Redwood Springs Health Care Center in Tulare County with 46 and Garden Crest Rehabilitation Center also in Los Angeles County with 35.

The SNFs with the more significant number of COVID-19 cases by county as of April 18, 2020 broken down into HCW and residents are:

Facility Name County HCWs confirmed  with COVID-19  Residents confirmed with COVID-19 
Grand Total 1290 1740

The figures on this list may change from time to time as available figures come in from different reliable sources including that submitted by the facilities.

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Food and Supply Shortage During COVID-19 Crisis: 6Beds Working with Community Care Licensing and Governor’s Office on a Solution

Dear Providers,

I want you to know that 6Beds is aware of the challenges being faced by providers as it relates to shortages of food and supplies as we deal with COVID-19.  We know that local grocery stores and other retailers are subjecting residential care facility owners/operators to the same quotas as individual households.

6Beds has been in direct contact with the highest levels of Community Care Licensing (CCL) to report to them the on-the-ground challenges that facilities are facing with regard to the shortage of food and supplies.  In turn, CCL is in direct contact with the Governor’s Office in regards to a potential solution.

We will notify you as soon as any solution is announced.  In preparation for a potential solution specific to residential care facilities, please make a copy of each of your facility licenses or take a picture with your smartphone of each of your facility licenses that you can show grocers and other retailers.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

George Kutnerian