COVID-19 Resources & Guidance

QRM has been closely following all CDC and federal government announcements and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. As we receive updates daily, we will share the most important resources and guidance here on this page.

Please check back regularly for updates.

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Latest Updates

  • 4/27/21 Revised nursing home visitation policy

    • Visitation Guidance: CMS is has issued new guidance for visitation in nursing homes during the COVID-19 PHE, including the impact of COVID-19 Vaccination. Download PDF Here

  • 6/5/20 HHS Updates CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQ

    • View specific updates highlighted Here

    • See official FAQ Here


  • 5/28/20 TX Update Nursing Facilities Should Apply for Up to $3000 in CMP Funds for Communication Devices Used During COVID-19

    • The next application period is July 1 - August 31. All nursing facilities are encouraged to apply for up to $3000 in federal civil money penalty funds per facility. These funds are to purchase communication devices to aid in connecting residents with their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. See Here

  • 5/22/20 HHS Releases $4.9B in COVID-19 Relief for Skilled Nursing Facilities

    • The federal government announced the first specific tranche of stimulus money for the industry released since the start of the pandemic. Each skilled nursing facility in the country will receive a baseline payment of $50,000, plus an additional $2,500 per bed. See Here


  • 5/18/20 Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials

    • CMS is providing recommendations to help determine the level of mitigation needed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in nursing homes. See Here


  • 5/13/20 CMS Issues NEW  Nursing Homes Best Practices Toolkit to Combat COVID-19

    • CMS released a new toolkit developed to aid nursing homes, Governors, states, departments of health, and other agencies who provide oversight and assistance to these facilities, with additional resources to aid in the fight against COVID-19. The toolkit builds upon previous actions taken by CMS. See Here


  • 5/12/20 TX Update Governor Abbott Directs TDEM, DSHS, HHSC To Test All Nursing Home Residents, Staff In Texas​

    • "This important collaboration among HHSC, TDEM, and DSHS will ensure that any potential clusters of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes are quickly detected and contained," said Governot Abbott. See Here

  • 5/4/20 Decision Algorithm for Return to Work

    • Decision Algorithm for Return to Direct Patient Care for Healthcare Workers Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19. See Here


  • 5/4/20 TX Update HHSC Preventing COVID-19 Spread with LTC Dementia Population

    • Residents with dementia may have an impaired ability to follow or remember instructions and may need additional support and closer supervision to ensure infection control procedures. See Here

  • 5/3/20 Symptom-Based Strategy to Discontinue Isolation for Persons with COVID-19

    • At this time, data are limited regarding how long persons shed infectious SARV-CoV-2 RNA after infection. Key findings are summarized here: See Here

  • 5/1/20 CMS Coronavirus COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls

    • CMS Lessons from the Front Line See Here​​


1135 Waiver Information

As we utilize waivers in our efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and preserve acute care capacity, we’ve identified critical elements that need to be communicated amongst the IDT along with resources to guide you through the decision to skill in place.


QRM COVID-19 Podcasts

Episode 22 - Caseload Management & COVID-19

Episode 19 - COVID-19 Weekly FAQ & Therapy Team Spotlights

Episode 21 - Traveling Therapists & Reducing Risk of COVID-19

Episode 18 - Role of Therapy During COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 20 - Documentation Requirements During Pandemic

Episode 17 - Rehab: We ARE Essential!


Make a Mask

How to Make Your Own Cloth Face Covers - CDC

The above includes how to make the following types of masks:

  • Sewn Cloth Mask

  • Quick Cut T-Shirt Mask

  • Bandana Face Covering

QRM is committed to serving you as a resource for information on COVID-19. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions/inquiries you may have.

How to Help

  • Give a restaurant gift card

  • Grocery shop for someone over 60

  • Give thanks to health care workers (send card with note of appreciation, send treats to facility staff, etc.)

  • Donate disinfecting wipes, sanitizer or antibacterial hand soap

  • Make masks and donate (see below)