Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

CMS has compiled these resources to help you stay informed on CMS, HHS CDC and other materials and resources available on the COVID-19 vaccine. Please share these materials, bookmark the page, and check back often for the most up-to-date information.

You can find these and more resources on the CMS COVID-19 Policies & Guidance and the HHS COVID Education Campaign page.

Please refresh your browser often to see the most up-to-date information. 

To listen to the audio files and read the transcripts for the COVID-19 Stakeholder calls, visit the Podcast and Transcripts page.

To keep up with the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.

Federal Resources


J&J COVID-19 Vaccine: Health Alert

The CDC issued a Health Alert, about the CDC and FDA’s recommended pause in the use of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine, in part, to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for adverse events and can provide proper management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stakeholder Calls 

Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 4pm EST- Join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call. During the call, we’ll cover the following:

  • Vaccine Updates & Recommendation to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program updates
  • Long-term Care Emergency Regulatory Waivers Issued in Response to COVID-19
  • Community Champions

*** Register in advance for this Zoom Call:***


Nursing Home Series for Front Line Clinicians and Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is airing the first episode in a series of short podcasts for frontline nursing home staff. The series, “CMS Beyond the Policy: Nursing Home Series for Frontline Clinicians and Staff,” is designed to reinforce training and infection control practices in nursing homes to help combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This podcast features a discussion between Dr. Shari Ling, CMS Deputy Chief Medical Officer and David Wright, Director of CMS’s Quality Safety & Oversight Group. They will be talking about three important actions every frontline clinician or caregiver can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within nursing homes and sharing reminders about personal protective equipment (PPE).

To listen to the podcast, please click here:

To listen to the audio files and read the transcripts for the COVID-19 Stakeholder calls, visit the Podcast and Transcripts page.

If you work with:

The General Public

Communications, Toolkits and Resources

Faith-Based Communities

Rural Communities

Medicare Beneficiaries

Vulnerable Populations

Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Scams


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources



If you are a Clinician


Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facilities

If you are a Health Plan or a State

Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers

Medicaid Home and Community Based 1915(c) Waivers/Appendix K


This resource, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.


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Updated April 21, 2021

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04/21/2021 12:39 PM