Stavros FI continues to make sure that we provide the necessary information and resources to increase or maintain the safety of all our consumers and employees.
We recommend you make emergency plans to keep yourself healthy.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services released two memos regarding COVID-19 in Massachusetts on February 12, 2021. The first, outlines the launch of a new vaccine site finder and appointment finder for some sites. This memo can be found here. The second memo has additional information with vaccine dosages, new appointment availability, and call center support for residents 75 years old and over. That memo can be found here.
MassHealth has released their plan for PCAs to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To view the letter outlining the plan, please follow this link. Individuals that are eligible for the vaccine can find more information about where and when they can get vaccinated by going to https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-individuals-currently-eligible-to-be-vaccinated#find-a-location-to-get-vaccinated-if-eligible-.
Information on the documentation needed for vaccination appointments can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccinations-for-health-care-workers#appointment-documentation-. This link includes the attestation form eligible individuals are required to complete before going to their appointment.
PCAs can request personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves, through the PCA union (1199SEIU) by visiting the following links:
Note: This resource is available to all PCAs participating in the MassHealth PCA program. Consumers cannot obtain PPE through the above links. For additional information about PPE for consumers and non-PCAs, please visit www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus or https://bit.ly/2D4sm9N.
A .pdf has been created by MassHealth with this information. It can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
MassHealth is also beginning the gradual implementation of EVV starting January 1, 2022. They will be holding bi-monthly virtual town hall meetings to hear feedback on EVV. Please check back for information on the next meeting. For more information on EVV please visit www.mass.gov.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) extended the Families First Coronavirus Response Act paid leave until 9/30/2021. Starting 4/1/2021, up to an additional 10 days of paid leave (up to 80 hours, or a part-time employee's two week equivalent) has been granted to individuals who had previously used this provision. Additionally, three more reasons (getting the COVID vaccine, recovering from an adverse reaction from the vaccine, and awaiting the results of a COVID diagnosis or test) have been added to take this leave. Please follow this link to the voucher to request payment for this leave.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts PFLMA benefits began on January 1, 2021. Please read the notice below on qualified reasons to take and how to apply for PFLMA benefits.