April 10, 2020 – ISDH CRITICAL UPDATE
This is a critical update to information previously sent out about 2 hour ago. ISDH has specified how to report positive test results and deaths attributed to COVID-19. PLEASE USE THIS LINK FOR REQUI
RED COVID-19 REPORTING: https://redcap.isdh.in.gov/surveys/?s=AHHF9A38CN
DO NOT USE Incident Reporting System using the Gateway or email to email@example.com for reporting the COVID-19 positives or deaths but continue using it for all other incidents.
--REVISED - ISDH Requirement to Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results begins April 10, 2020--
On Thursday April 8, 2020, Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box signed an order requiring COVID-19 reporting for long-term care facilities, prisons, jails, and other congregate housing. Effective Friday, April 10, 2020, long-term care facilities are required to report the following within 24 hours:
· Any resident who tests positive for COVID-19
· Any employee who tests positive for COVID-19
· Any confirmed positive COVID-19 related death OR suspected COVID-19 related death of a resident
· Any confirmed positive COVID-19 related death OR suspected COVID-19 related death of an employee
Confirmed or suspected deaths should be reported regardless of where the death occurred and within 24 hours of the facilities’ knowledge of the death.
ISDH has created an online form for reporting. For purposes of this reporting tool, the following should enter their report under “Long Term Care Facility”: nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, residential facilities, and assisted living facilities. Other facilities not listed can enter information under “Other Congregate Housing.” This form does not substitute for any other reporting requirements.
Any questions regarding the use of the tool can be directed to: PROVIDERS@isdh.in.gov
However, this email address should not be used to make a report in place of the online form.