Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 3:12 PM To: Neal Comstock <NealC@TheNationalCouncil.Org> Subject: Fwd: 7.24.2020 Today's COVID-19 Updates: Department of Public Health (DPH) COVID-19 Travel Order, Effective August 1, 2020; ABH Committee Check-In Call Schedule (7.27 - 7.31)
FYI - change in MA policy
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7.24.2020: Today's Updates
Department of Public Health (DPH) COVID-19 Travel Order, Effective August 1, 2020
Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. Travelers who do not fall within the three exemption categories – coming from a lower risk state, meeting the 72-hour testing rule, or meeting a limited circumstance-specific exemption – must quarantine beginning immediately upon arrival in Massachusetts. Essential health care personnel do not appear to fall under the circumstance-specific exemptions.
All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to:
If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day.
Please find more information here, including the list of lower-risk states, exemptions, business guidance and other details.
You can access the "Order Instituting a Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Arriving in Massachusetts (7.24.2020)" here.
Prior to the effective date, the existing travel policy can be found here.
ABH Committee Check-In Call Schedule (7.27 - 7.31) ABH will continue to hold check-in calls with our services committees to hear questions and feedback that you have, answer as many questions as we can and seek answers to those we cannot. These calls are for ABH members only. If you are not a member of one of our Committees but you would like to join, ABH invites you as a member to participate. Please review the Committee Descriptions, identify which ABH Committees you would like to join, and contact Meg Socha, Member Engagement and Event Coordinator at email@example.com. Of course, ABH is here to support you! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions. Calls for next week are as follows:
MONDAY JULY 27 Children's Services Committee Check-In Call Monday, July 27, 2020 from 9:30am - 10:15am Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98272820250?pwd=RDVtbko3QVVpMHFpYkVJK002Z09sdz09 Staff Contact: Carmel Craig TUESDAY JULY 28 ACCS Services Committee Check-In Call Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 4:00pm - 4:45pm Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97712347157 Staff Contact: Carmel Craig
WEDNESDAY JULY 29 Outpatient Committee Check-In Call Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 9:00am - 10:00am Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98977454022 Meeting ID: 987 7745 4022 Staff Contact: Mandy Gilman
MAP Subcommittee Check-In Call Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 10:00am - 10:45am Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/357077242 Staff Contact: Carmel Craig
Please note that the Children's Services CEO Leadership Committee, Senior Leadership Committee on Partnering with Underserved Populations, and ACCS Policy Committee are for CEOs and their direct reports only. To join one of these committees, please contact us directly.
Members-Only Portal - Compiled ABH COVID-19 "Daily" Updates
The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) has created a web-page in our Members-Only Portal which compiles and links all previously released ABH COVID-19 Daily Updates. You can access this page here. If you have any difficulties logging in, or if you are unsure of your login credentials, please contact Meg Socha for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABH has also created Dropbox folders for the following:
Click the links below for Dropbox access. As a reminder, if you have any additional information you would like to share, please contact the corresponding ABH staff person.
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