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  • Home at Last- - - From North Korea to Catawba, North Carolina

    Home at Last- - - From North Korea to Catawba, North Carolina

    Home at Last- - - From North Korea to Catawba, North Carolina | site |



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  • CMS Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services | site |



    Guidance Helps States Access Additional Federal Funds for Critical Services Supporting Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 13, 2021) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing guidance on how states can receive enhanced funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), to increase access to home and community based services (HCBS) for Medicaid beneficiaries. These benefits provide critical services to millions of older adults and individuals with disabilities, allowing them to receive health services in their homes and communities, rather than in nursing homes and other institutions. Today’s guidance is a key tool to assist s...
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  • HHS Awards 40 Million Dollars in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $40 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 11, 2021) Today, in recognition of National Women’s Health Week, and thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded approximately $40 million in emergency home visiting funds to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to support children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive, high quality, voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to children and families living in communities at risk for...
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  • CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

    CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release dated: March 10, 2021) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance today for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE). This latest guidance comes as more than three million doses of vaccines have been administered within nursing homes, thanks in part to the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines. According to the updated guidance, facilities should allow responsible indoor visitation at all times and for all residents, regardless of vaccination status of the reside...
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  • HUD announces Extensions and Expansions of COVID-19 Homeowner Relief and Home Retention Measures

    HUD announces Extensions and Expansions of COVID-19 Homeowner Relief and Home Retention Measures | site |



    Extensions and expansions support the immediate and ongoing needs of homeowners who are experiencing economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: February 16, 2021) Washington - - To provide urgent economic relief to homeowners impacted by COVID-19, today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced extensions of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) foreclosure and eviction moratoriums, as well as an extension of the initial start date of a COVID-19 Forbearance. Forbearance is an option mortgage servicers use to provide homeowners with a pause to their monthly payments for a limited period of time during a COVID-19 induced hardship. The FHA has extended the length of forbearance for some...
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  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service says Get Ready for Taxes - - Stay Home and Stay Safe with IRS Online Tools

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service says Get Ready for Taxes: Stay Home and Stay Safe with IRS Online Tools | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release: December 16, 2020)

    Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take necessary actions now to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.

    This is the fourth in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on IRS.gov, outlines steps taxpayers can take to make tax filing easier in 2021.

    With continued social distancing, taxpayers can stay home and stay safe with IRS online tools and resources that help them find the information they need. These IRS.gov tools are easy to use and available 24 hours a day. Millions of people use them to find information about their accounts, get answers to tax questions or file and
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  • FDA Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Issues New Authorization for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues New Authorization for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release: December 16, 2020) Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new emergency use authorization (EUA) for the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test which is authorized for use by patients at home with a prescription. The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test is authorized for prescription use at home with self-collected nasal swab samples from individuals ages 15 years or older who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider within the first seven days of symptom onset. It is also authorized for use with adult-collected nasal swab samples from individuals ages four years or older who are suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider within the first seven days of symptom onset. The test will b...
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  • NIH-funded COVID-19 Home Test is First to receive Over-the-counter Authorization from FDA

    National Institutes of Health-funded COVID-19 Home Test is First to receive Over-the-counter Authorization from FDA | site |


    Ellume USA’s rapid at-home test was developed through the NIH RADx Initiative.


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release: December 15, 2020)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) today for an innovative COVID-19 viral antigen test developed with support from the National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative. Ellume USA LLC, Valencia, California, designed the test for use at home without a prescription. This is the first EUA awarded for an at-home COVID test that can be purchased over the counter. Ellume developed the test with a $30 million contract and technical support from the RADx Tech program, managed by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part...
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  • Trump Administration Establishes Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

    Trump Administration Establishes Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior [DOI] press release: December 10, 2020)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the establishment of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, Mississippi as the 423rd unit of the National Park System. The monument was authorized by the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (P.L. 116-9), which was signed by President Trump on March 12, 2019.





    Home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers in Jackson, Mississippi (Photo by NPS)




    Acquired by the National Park Service (NPS) by way of conveyance from...
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  • Local Officials Determine Whether Home Sustained “Substantial Damage”

    Local Officials Determine Whether Home Sustained “Substantial Damage”

    Local Officials Determine Whether Home Sustained “Substantial Damage”| site |


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release: December 7, 2020)

    Pensacola, Fla. - - After flooding, local officials inspect homes damaged by flood waters to determine whether a structure was damaged to the extent that it will have to meet current codes when it is repaired.

    A determination of “substantial damage” applies to a severely damaged home or other structure in a Special Flood Hazard Area, or flood zone, where the community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

    These determinations are made by communities. FEMA does not make substantial damage determinations.

    Rebuilding a substantially damaged structure in a floodplain requires that the property be brought into compliance with local floodplain management regulations. You may decide to:
    • Floodproof a non-residential
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  • HHS Secretary Alex Azar Statement on FDA Authorization of First COVID-19 Test for Home Self-Tests

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Statement on FDA Authorization of First COVID-19 Test for Home Self-Tests | site |




    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information: On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 diagnostic at-home test, the Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit, a molecular test that provides results in 30 minutes or less and is authorized for use by prescription only. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: “Making it possible for Americans to do their own rapid COVID-19 self-test at home by prescription is the latest addition to our constantly expanding arsenal of COVID-19 testing options. The Trump Administration has built the world’s largest testing system, and we will continue supporting both the development and manufacturing of cuttin...
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  • FDA Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home | site |




    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home and that provides rapid results. The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular (real-time loop mediated amplification reaction) single use test that is intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. “The FDA continues to demonstrate its unprecedented speed in response to the pandemic. While COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been authorized for at-home collection, this is the first that can be fully self-administered and provide results at home. This new testing option is an important diagnostic
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  • CMS’ New One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center Assists Providers, Caregivers, Residents

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services New One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center Assists Providers, Caregivers, Residents | site |


    (October 30, 2020) - - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published today, October 30, 2020, the following information: Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new online platform - the Nursing Home Resource Center - to serve as a centralized hub bringing together the latest information, guidance and data on nursing homes that is important to facilities, frontline providers, residents and their families, especially as the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues. Previously, individuals seeking information specific to nursing homes needed to navigate to several disparate webpages and spent valuable time looking for answers. With the onset of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), quick access to up-to-date information and resources, including the 24 guidance documents r...
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  • Library of Congress offers New Virtual Student Workshops Opportunity to Engage with Library's Collections at Home

    Library of Congress offers New Virtual Student Workshops Opportunity to Engage with Library's Collections at Home | site |



    National Book Festival Resources for Students and Teachers Also Available Online


    (October 16, 2020) - - Today, October 16, 2020, the Library of Congress published the following information: The Library of Congress is now offering virtual student workshops to engage young learners during an unprecedented school year. A new set of virtual workshops, available for students in grades three through eight, offer an opportunity to explore the Library’s exhibitions, collections and architecture from home. “The Library has long been an outstanding resource for teachers through its Teaching with Primary Sources Program. Now as teachers and students continue to teach and learn online, we are excited to pilot new ways to connect K-12 classrooms across the country and expand access to the Library’s resources,” said Shar...
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  • Home Depot publishes COVID-19 Update - - How Home Depot is Preparing and Responding

    Home Depot publishes COVID-19 Update: How Home Depot is Preparing and Responding| site |



    (March 14, 2020) - - On March 12, 2020 Home Depot published the following information:

    As the situation around the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, our paramount concern has been for the health and safety of our customers and associates.

    Several weeks ago, The Home Depot established a task force led by our Medical Health Management team to plan for the potential impacts of COVID-19. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are some of the precautions we’re taking across our business.

    Stores & Non-Store Facilities: As part of our normal practice, our stores and other facilities are cleaned and sanitized daily. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we’re increasing the frequency of cleaning and general hygiene maintenance in stores and other locations. We’re also steppi
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    Home at Last- - - From North Korea to Catawba, North Carolina
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    Home at Last- - - From North Korea to Catawba, North Carolina | site |



    An American soldier comes home








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    05-31-2021, 06:37 PM
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    CMS Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services
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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Guidance on American Rescue Plan Funding for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services | site |



    Guidance Helps States Access Additional Federal Funds for Critical Services Supporting Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 13, 2021) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing guidance on how states can receive enhanced funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), to increase access to home and community based services (HCBS) for Medicaid beneficiaries. These benefits provide critical services to millions of older adults and individuals with disabilities, allowing them to receive health services in their homes and communities, rather than in nursing homes and other institutions. Today’s guidance is a key tool to assist s...
    05-14-2021, 04:02 AM
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    HHS Awards 40 Million Dollars in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $40 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Emergency Home Visiting Assistance for Families Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release dated: May 11, 2021) Today, in recognition of National Women’s Health Week, and thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded approximately $40 million in emergency home visiting funds to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to support children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive, high quality, voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to children and families living in communities at risk for...
    05-12-2021, 07:07 AM
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    CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations
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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services press release dated: March 10, 2021) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance today for nursing homes to safely expand visitation options during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE). This latest guidance comes as more than three million doses of vaccines have been administered within nursing homes, thanks in part to the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines. According to the updated guidance, facilities should allow responsible indoor visitation at all times and for all residents, regardless of vaccination status of the reside...
    03-14-2021, 05:04 AM
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    HUD announces Extensions and Expansions of COVID-19 Homeowner Relief and Home Retention Measures
    by Staff Reporter 1
    HUD announces Extensions and Expansions of COVID-19 Homeowner Relief and Home Retention Measures | site |



    Extensions and expansions support the immediate and ongoing needs of homeowners who are experiencing economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: February 16, 2021) Washington - - To provide urgent economic relief to homeowners impacted by COVID-19, today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced extensions of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) foreclosure and eviction moratoriums, as well as an extension of the initial start date of a COVID-19 Forbearance. Forbearance is an option mortgage servicers use to provide homeowners with a pause to their monthly payments for a limited period of time during a COVID-19 induced hardship. The FHA has extended the length of forbearance for some...
    02-20-2021, 01:51 AM

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