Department of Health Announces Additional Partnerships to Assist with COVID-19 Response

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced a partnership with General Healthcare Resources to assist with the COVID-19 response. General Healthcare Resources will be deploying onsite assessment teams to assist with infection control practices, staffing and PPE training needs. The team will also assist with specimen collection and urgent staffing needs. The Department of Health (DOH) will be funding the 41 individuals who will be deployed for one year. In addition to General Healthcare Resource’s support, DOH has also been working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since May 20, HHS assessment and action teams have been providing onsite support and training to long-term care facilities in the commonwealth.