COVID 19 Updates

CPS COVID-19 Communications Update
CPS is committed to our members and their COVID-19 pandemic needs. As the majority of PPE and disinfectant supplies are readily available, our vendor partners are no longer providing frequent inventory updates. Therefore, CPS will no longer send a COVID-19 Communication every Thursday, but rather only the Thursdays when there is new and pertinent information regarding PPE supplies, testing, vaccines and pandemic recovery solutions. Watch your inbox on Thursdays!


February 18, 2021


CareStart Antigen COVID-19 Testing Strips (No Analyzer Required)
CareStart Antigen COVID-19 testing strips are EUA Authorized and do not require an analyzer.

Medline – Now Available to Order, 3 Week Lead Time
Medline is now taking orders for the CareStart Antigen Testing Strips. Lead time is 3 weeks. Similar to the BD Veritor COVID test, all orders will hit a block when placed to ensure orders are filled first in, first out. The division will review orders on Mondays and Wednesdays and release the block.

      • CareStart Antigen Testing Strips (Item # PUDRCHM02071) price is $348.80 per Test Kit Box/20 tests ($17.44 per test), Lead time is 3 weeks

McKesson – In Stock
McKesson has the CareStart Antigen COVID-19 testing strips in stock and available for delivery.

      • CareStart Antigen Testing Strips (Item # 1181709) price is $350.00 per Test Kit Box/20 tests ($17.50 per test)

N95 Masks Removed from Allocation – McKesson
The following N95 masks have been removed from allocation and are currently available.

MMS
Item
Vendor
Abbr
Mfg Catalog Description
1181773 PAH RP88010 MASK, RESPIRATOR DISP N95 MEDICAL “SM” (50/BX 6BX/CS)
1181774 PAH RP88020 MASK, RESPIRATOR DISP N95 MEDICAL “ONESZ” (50/BX 6BX/CS)
1164068 NBPCMP MM CS015-20 MASK, RESPIRATOR-DISP N95-MEDICAL ASTM2 MED/LG (20/BX)

Latex, Vinyl and Nitrile Gloves Are Available – US21, Inc.
US21, Inc. has latex gloves, vinyl gloves and nitrile gloves available in cases of 1,000 (size S, M, L, XL). No bulk buys required. Quickly ships within 2 days! Distribution centers are located in North Carolina, Texas and California. No credit application or letter of participation required. To get started with US21, simply email CPS: Jennifer Kline with your contact information (name, title, company, address, phone number and email). US21, Inc. is a trusted supplier to state and federal programs, such as the Department of State, Department of Defense and some of the largest government contractors. Click here to view the US21 PPE Product Brochure.


PPE Website, 40% Discount on PPE – The Image Group (TIG)
The Image Group is offering CPS members a 40% discount on available PPE, such as masks (KN95, N95, disposable and reusable), disposable face shields, CPE and LDPE gowns, vinyl gloves, hand sanitizer products, disposable hand wipes, and infrared thermometers. Visit https://seniorlivingbrandmagic.com/ to place your order. Enter “CPS” as the discount code and receive the 40% discount. If you have any questions, email customerservice@seniorlivingbrandmagic.com or phone Amy Butler at 1-888-780-8344.


Sysco Update – There is no new weekly update. View last week’s update: Sysco Wk 2-8-21 UPDATE Low Inventory Report that provides the latest disruptions primarily caused by current or forecasted supplier shortages due to import challenges or an allocation process shift.

Know Your PPE Needs – CDS Burn Rate Calculator
As we continue to manage the COVID-19 cases within the United States and abroad.  Senior care operators need to continue to diligently investigate and ensure their PPE supply preparedness.  Utilize the CDC PPE Burn Calculator to explore your community’s PPE burn rate to help you better prepare.  It appears the recommendation is to have 120 days PPE supply on hand, but your individual needs may fluctuate given your current and future PPE burn rates.

COVID-19 Vaccine Links:
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/long-term-care/pharmacy-partnerships.html
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/long-term-care/pharmacy-partnerships-faqs.html
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/covid19-vaccination-guidance.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

COVID-19 Links:
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-stop-fear.html
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6908e1.html
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/preparing-communities.html