27 Nov COVID-19 Updates
As of December 1, 2021, Quality CNA Training will require all students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to attending the first in-person lab day. This change is due the federal mandates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
PLEASE NOTE: To keep with current local and national healthcare policies, all students who had the 2nd shot of Pfizer or Moderna more than 5 months ago or the J&J more than 2 months ago MUST RECEIVE THE BOOSTER SHOT.
- 1st Boost Requirements: Any student who received the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna more than 5 months ago OR the Johnson & Johnson single shot more than 2 months ago must receive a booster shot.
- 2nd Booster Requirements: Any student who received the first booster more than 4 months ago (regardless of the original vaccine) must receive a second booster shot, if eligible.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services vaccination requirements apply to ALL students and instructors planning to attend classes inside an approved Medicare and Medicaid-certified providers as outlined below:
- Home Health Agencies
- Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Organizations (PACE)
- Long Term Care Facilities
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list, and individual facilities (especially those not receiving Medicare & Medicaid Services, which are few and far between) may have different regulations. However, to ensure our students are not blindsided by the latest COVID-19 regulations, you must provide COVID-19 vaccine records when enrolling in the course.
It is worth reiterating that the following protocol has been determined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. We do not want vaccine requirements to come as a surprise to you, nor do we want your future employment jeopardized from failure to comply with wide-sweeping health care policy changes. Vaccines are federally funded and free, regardless of health insurance plans, at most major drugstores near you.
If you have any further questions, here is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ FAQ.
This is one of the most challenging, rewarding, times to work in health care, and we appreciate your compliance as we navigate federal updates and requirements. Most of all, residents and patients across Wisconsin appreciate your dedication.