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      COVID-19

      Q: We had built a temporary surge space due to the COVID pandemic. This surge space was attached to the hospital to provide flow for our ED patients. We…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 4, 2021
      COVID-19

      Q: We are a nursing home and our local health department is advising us to install plastic barriers with zippers in corridors to provide an area of…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 21, 2021
      COVID-19 Accreditation Waivers CMS

      As reported on this website last week, CMS issued a formal communication on April 29, 2020, that granted 1135 blanket waivers on Physical Environment…

      Bob Armbrister | May 12, 2020
      COVID-19 Accreditation Waivers CMS

      In a formal communication issued April 29, 2020, CMS granted 1135 blanket waivers on Physical Environment items for Inspection, Testing & Maintenance…

      Bob Armbrister | May 7, 2020
      COVID-19 Accreditation Waivers CMS

      During this period of COVID-19 crisis, many readers have written asking if they can discontinue conducting routine Life Safety tests and inspections in…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 7, 2020
      COVID-19 Fire Drills Life Safety Code

      Q: As the world faces this pandemic, can fire drill requirements be suspended or replaced with staff education type in-services?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 2, 2020