COVID-19 General Resources

covid-19.jpgNRHA takes seriously the impact that pandemics and public health emergencies have on our members and rural communities nationwide.
We’ll continue to advocate for rural communities to have the resources they need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NRHA has launched the association’s COVID-19 Technical Assistance Center to support all rural health stakeholders in receiving critical resources, PPE supply chain assistance, and information on vaccine distribution and education.

NRHA has compiled the following free COVID-19 resources provided by reputable organizations:

New additions

HRSA Rural Health Clinic COVID-TA Resource -

National Association of Rural Health Clinics COVID-19 Resource -

Communicate with your community

ASPR 'Get medication for COVID-19' locator tool (new)

ASPR outpatient therapeutics videos and resources (new)

ASPR COVID-19 theraputics webinar/CME credit video (new)

ASPR overview of authorized theraputics (new)

ASPR Paxlovid eligibility and effectiveness information sheet (new)

FDA Paxlovid patient eligibility screening checklist (new)

Paxlovid drug interaction checker (new) -

Congregational Conversations on COVID-19 Vaccination -

Webinar: Successful COVID-19 Messaging in Rural Communities -

COVID-19 care for uninsured, undocumented individuals -

NACCHO understanding diverse communities and supporting equitable and informed COVID-19 vaccination decision making -

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Latinx communities -

CDC communications toolkit for COVID-19 vaccines -

How to talk about vaccines with friends and family -

COVID Collaborative vaccination education campaign:
Public Health Toolkit -
Black Community Toolkit -
Hispanic Community Toolkit -
Black Faith Toolkit -
Hispanic Faith Community Toolkit:

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Corporation/Employer Toolkit -

CDC Digital Communication Resources -

RHI Hub Emergency Communication Planning Tools -


For health providers and professionals

First responders and medical professionals copng with COVID (new)

New patient counseling billing codes for providers -

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Clinical Knowledge Navigator

Standard Precautions for Patient Care -

Information for Healthcare Professionals -

CMS Office of Minority Health COVID-19 resources for vulnerable population -

ONDCP Treatment and Recovery During COVID-19 Fact Sheet -

ACOG Continuity of Care Clinical Guidance -

ACOG COVID-19 and Obstetrical Care FAQ -

AANA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in the rural setting -

CMS Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Guidance -

Resources for Health Departments -

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide  -

National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants Vaccine Central -

Information for Laboratories -

CMS Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) COVID-19 Guidance -

Interim Coding Guidance -

Medicare FFS Response to COVID-19 -

COVID-19 Nursing Home Visitor Guidance -

ASHP Pharmacy Practice Resources -

ASHP Drug Shortage Guide and Reporting -

Continuing Pandemic Patient Care Through Telepharmacy -

ASPR Strategic National Stockpile -

National Institute of Environment Health Sciences COVID-19 Resources -


Hospitals and Other Facilities

HRSA Rural Health Clinic COVID-TA Resource -

National Association of Rural Health Clinics COVID-19 Resource -


CDC COVID-19 vaccination toolkits for community-based organizations

CDC Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages -

CMS/ASPR COVID-19 Workforce Response Virtual Toolkit -

05.11.20 COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers -

03.30.20 CMS Temporary Regulatory Waivers and New Rules -

CMS Additional Blanket Waivers for LTCHs, RHCs, FQHCs, and more -

CMS COVID-19 Relief for Medicare Providers -

Resources for Healthcare Facilities -

Hospital/Provider Preparedness Tools -

HHS Data Reporting Letter to Hospital Administrators -

CMS Quality Payment/Reporting/Value Based Purchasing Programs COVID-19 Relief -


FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application Tool -

COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Fact Sheet -

State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit -

Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services video -

CMS Medicare telehealth services benefit video -

CMS Nursing Home Telemedicine Toolkit -


Stay informed

Live summary and announcements
CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary -

Screening, evaluation and testing
CDC What You Should Know -

CDC Tests for COVID-19 -

CDC Evaluating and Reporting Cases -

April 2021 NRHA rural COVID-19 relief summary -

American Rescue Plan impacts on health care disparities

American Rescue Plan and Rural America -

CDC COVID-19 approaches for rural communities -

USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Response -

World Health Organization Coronavirus -

ASPR COVID-19 Public Health Emergency response -

State Department Travel Advisory -

Vaccine Hesitancy Among Rural Hospitals

CDC COVID-19 vaccination data tracker -

COVID-19 susceptibility score/methodology by county -

CDC COVID-19 cases and deaths by county/state -

NYT COVID-19 state and county-level data -

COVID-19 risk severity by county -

U.S. COVID-19 map and case count -

Worldwide Interactive Map -


Health and prevention

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities -

Protect Yourself & Family -

People at Higher Risk -

Protecting your home against flu, coronavirus and, other illnesses -

Public Health Emergency Dept. Healthcare Emergency Preparation Checklist -

Network for Public Health Law COVID-19 Resources -

Flatten the Curve -

NYT on Coronavirus Infection Curve Mitigation -


COVID-19 in rural America

California’s rural hospitals can’t handle a coronavirus wave -

Washington Post -

Daily Yonder -


State resources

National Governor’s Association State-by-State orders and actions -

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