NC DHHS to Distribute PPE Packs to Regions C & E (Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Cleveland, Polk, Rutherford, Catawba, and McDowell Counties)
The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), in coordination with NC Emergency Management and the National Guard (NCNG), is proactively distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) packs to long-term care facilities across the state. Packs will include an approximately fourteen-day supply of face shields, procedure masks, gloves, and shoe covers.
Please see the flyer for Regions C & E: Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Cleveland, Polk, Rutherford, Catawba, and McDowell.
The flyer is specific to the regions because of the distribution points and/or pick-up times/days. (For those not included in this or prior distributions, you can expect to receive a notice such as these specific to your own location/region.) You must follow the link in the relevant document to Confirm Your Pick-Up! (Some facilities have been having issues with the confirmation link in the flyer, so here it is case you have issues with the flyer: https://nc.readyop.com/fs/4ckd/38d3.)
Be on the lookout for the announcement of the next regions to recieve the PPE packs.
The NC DHHS team will set up PPE distribution centers and provide communication and coordination with facilities with the help of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Association, North Carolina Assisted Living Association, and NC Senior Living Association. Distribution locations will be provided through the Methodist Churches of North Carolina as needed.
All administrators should closely monitor their email for detailed information on when/where to pick up their supplies. We will do our best to provide as much information up front as possible, but there will likely be a short notice (around 24 hours) provided, based on the situation.
Finally, please also see this guidance document, Key Points for PPE use in LTC.
North Carolina Assisted Living Association