Coronavirus Updates & Resources


Visit this website daily for the latest information that MHCA has to share about COVID-19. As concerns arise with the emerging coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, we are working with our state partners, including the Maine Centers for Disease Control and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to ensure our member nursing homes and assisted living facilities receive necessary guidance to prevent the spread of this disease.

MHCA Created Resources

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Obtaining PPE

  • AHCA/NCAL PPE Supplier List (MHCA' group purchasing vendors highlighted in green boxes) (10/22/20)
  • MHCA List of Non-FDA Alternative PPE Suppliers (Updated 06/01/20)
  • MHCABS GPO Partner Provista/Vizient PPE supply vendors: AMD-Medicom (MS4144 - gowns), ASP Global (MS9070 - face shields, gowns), Encompass Group (MS4145 - gowns), Grainger (recovery kits, hand sanitizer, disinfectant, temperature pass management module & face recognition), Hanes (MS7181 - cloth masks), HR Pharmaceutical (MS5900 - portable handsanitizer), O&M Halyard, Inc. (MS4142 - gowns), PlatinumCode Tourniquet (MS8442 - nitrile gloves), Standard Textile (MS4560 - reusable isolation gowns and masks), Strategic Lab Partners (LB0880 - swabs, transport media and collection kits), Tomahawk/Wildcat (MS9290 - disposable isolation gowns), Tronex International (MS4143 - gowns). For more information about our group purchasing program, or if you need your Provista/Vizient member ID (MID), please contact Dianne Chicoine, Director of Business & Information Services Email: Tel: 207.623.1146, ext. 201. 

Proper Use of PPE

Testing Resources


Testing and Community Engagement Guidance

Educational Training Resources

Maine Infection Prevention Forum (More training videos will be posted here soon)
  • Respiratory Protection Program & PPE Supply Strategies Tutorial
  • Exposure Investigations Tutorial and Checklist

Maine DHHS Guidance

Survey Resources

Visitation Resources

CMS Surveyor Resources

Regulatory Relief - State and National

Maine CDC 

PPT Slides

CDC Call Slide Decks DHHS Call Slide Decks

MHCA Daily Covid-19 Briefings

Archived MHCA Daily Covid Briefings

AHCA Communication

Archived AHCA Covid Updates


Office of Child and Family Services

Complimentary/Discounted Lodging for Caregivers

Maximus Assessment Communication

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Communications/Media Relations

Advanced Care Planning



Staff Contact: 
Danielle Watford
Director of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Affairs
Tel: 207.623.1146, ext. 221

MHCA Press Contact

Nadine Grosso
Vice President & Director of Communications
Tel: 207.623.1146, ext. 202