COVID-19 Updates

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: As of February 23rd, 2022, some training locations will now require the COVID-19 Booster shot for eligible students. Our staff will alert you if this is the case for the specific course you wish to enroll in. 

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
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • 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 across Wisconsin appreciate your dedication. 

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