This site is a resource for all Phelps Health employees. Keeping you informed and updated about COVID-19 is our priority. Below you will find documents that have been sent out or created regarding COVID-19 from Phelps Health. This page will be updated frequently with policies, letters and other releases to keep all staff informed. Internal memos will be posted to the employee portal COVID-19 page.
*Important Update to CMS COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement*
On January 13, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned the temporary hold on the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule, requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has required all employees at healthcare organizations who participate in Medicare and Medicaid to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of exemption. Since Phelps Health is regulated by CMS, we are required to follow the agency’s guidelines. CMS has identified the first compliance date as Monday, February 14, 2022, with full compliance required by Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3tG0b9p
Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel With COVID-19 Exposure/Infection
(Updated: April 11, 2022) The CDC has provided interim guidance for managing healthcare personnel with SARS-CoV-2 infection or exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Fertility with Dr. Nathan Ratchford
Phelps Health employees answer why they got the COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine Questions with Dr. Cory Offutt
The Different COVID-19 Vaccines with Dr. Cory Offutt
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Aaron Cohlmia, FNP
Why You Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Brian Kriete
Safety and Speed of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout with Dr. Brian Kriete
COVID-19 Vaccine Questions and Myths with Dr. Erik AuBuchon
Phelps Health Employee, Mara Hofherr, Shares Reasons for Getting COVID-19 Vaccine
Visitor Policy (Updated April 11, 2022)