We have put together a list of COVID-19 FAQs for you to use as a quick reference guide and will update it regularly as things evolve to help you get the answers you need quickly.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Experience Specialist, Pansy Donegan (firstname.lastname@example.org), or your assigned Adjuster with any additional questions.
The CDC has recently released interim guidance regarding ‘critical infrastructure’ workers who may have come in contact with COVID-19 which provides specific guidance for personnel in 16 different sectors of work, a list of additional considerations, and provides a link to printable flyers for the workplace.
For the latest information on this topic, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
According to the CDC, Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine are oral prescription drugs that have been used to treat malaria and certain inflammatory conditions. They are under investigation in clinical trials for pre and post-exposure prophylaxis of SARS CoV-2 infection and treatment of patients with COVID-19.
These drugs should be used only under the supervision of a healthcare provider as prescribed medications.
The CDC warns that Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription, can cause serious health consequences, including death. They advise clinicians to discourage the public from misusing non-pharmaceutical Chloroquine phosphate [a chemical used in home aquariums]. For more information, visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/therapeutic-options.html
Additionally, the CDC advises Interim guidelines for the medical management of COVID-19 will be provided soon by the Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel. For more information, visit the HHS HIV/AIDS Guidelines at: https://www.hiv.gov/blog/hhs-hivaids-guidelines-panels-release-interim-guidance-covid-19-and-persons-hiv
*CDC issued this warning on March 28, 2020. We will continue to update the information above when we receive it.
HWCF is allowing injured workers to utilize telemedicine if that option is available to them by their treating physician. We are working closely with our nurse case managers to make certain that injured employees are aware of this option and know that we support this when medically appropriate per their authorized physician.
Yes. Home delivery for authorized medication is available in most cases for your injured employee. Please contact your Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjuster to discuss this alternative method.
The Alabama Department of Public Health has issued updated guidance on the proper use of facemasks. Please visit https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/cov-hcp-mask-use.pdf for more information.
Additionally, the CDC has a PPE Burn Rate Calculator toolkit available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/burn-calculator.html
COVID-19 Documentation Toolkit
COVID-19 Risk Management Resource List
Hospital Preparedness Checklist
Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care
Settings Preparedness Checklist from the CDC
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