ISDH Guidance on COVID-19


EMResource - ISDH's COVID-19 PPE Inventory Tracking Tool

EMResource is a web-based resource management and communication tool used to monitor and notify changes in resources statuses. ISDH is asking you to update your PPE supplies daily in this tool so that resources can be distributed efficiently. 

ISDH will be adding all the statewide skilled nursing facilities to their EMResource database. Once added, each facility will provide a daily upload of their current PPE stores. The ISDH is asking long term care facilities to register to use EMResource.

Here are two helpful resources:

Please email one of the following contacts to obtain a link to register for a user account:


April 2: ISDH COVID-19 LTC Facility Infection Control Guidance and SOP (UPDATED VERSION)

April 1: ISDH Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Discharge to Long Term Care Facilities

March 28: ISDH Issues 4th Waiver of Comprehensive Care

March 25: ISDH COVID-19 LTC Facility Infection Control Guidance and SOP (updated April 2, 2020)

March 23, 2020: Commissioner Box Letter Updating Mask Guidance, PPE and Testing

March 23, 2020: ISDH Issue Regulatory Waivers for Nursing Home and Residential Care Facility Operations

March 22, 2020: ISDH Issues Guidance on Volunatry Leaves of Absence 

March 21, 2020: ISDH Approves Temporary COVID-19 Person Care Attendant Eight Hour Course

March 20, 2020: ISDH Requests LTC Workers Use Masks

March 20, 2020: Letter from State Health Commissioner to Indiana Long Term Care Faciliries on COVID-19 Testing

March 20, 2020: ISDH Changes Certain TB Testing Requirements

March 19, 2020: ISDH Addresses "LTC Strike Teams" in lie of Regulatory Surveys

March 19, 2020: ISDH Strategies for Optimizing N95 Supply

March 18, 2020: ISDH COVID-19 Checklist for Healthcare Professionals

March 17, 2020: ISDH Guidance for Out-Of-Hospital Mitigation Strategies

The guidance addresses PPE, staffing, organization of facility resources/rooms, and medical director orders.  IHCA has already submitted several questions to ISDH as this guidance was issued without our review. Read the full smummary here.

March 17, 2020: Area Agencies on Aging Guidance from Division of Aging

This guidance was issued by the Indiana Division of Aging to Area Agencies on Aging to clarify AAA operations during the national emergency.  The DA is permitting all Care Management and Options Counseling activities to be performed via telephone. This will likely create new challenges. As you encounter issues with these protocol please keep IHCA/INCAL aware as the DA has asked us to keep them informed of member issues.  Please contact Elizabeth Eichhorn at

March 14, 2020: ISDH Issues Revised Guidance for Visitation

  • Please note that this guidance mirrors CMS's visitor restrictions and communal dining restrictions, amongst others, and applies to all assisted living communities.
  • IHCA/INCAL Guidance on Communal Dining


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