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Please Note: On December 9, 2020, this article was updated to include the current list for PPE shipments, although this list is not exhaustive and will be updated over time.
On November 19, 2020, the Indiana Department of Health (IDH) announced through its LTC Newsletter that the state is planning a one-time shipment of PPE in early December to residential care facilities (licensed assisted living communities) and housing with services establishments. The LTC Newsletter also established outbreak testing requirements for assisted living communities with memory care units.
The current list for PPE shipments can be found here. Please note, this list is not exhaustive and will be updated overtime to include all residential care facilities and housing with services establishments.
In addition to receiving PPE, assisted living communities with CLIA waivers will also receive a shipment of BinaxNOW cards. While routine testing is not required of assisted living communities like nursing facilities, these BinaxNOW cards can help facilitate outbreak testing.
Importantly, assisted living communities with memory care units are expected to perform outbreak testing in the memory care units, as follows: