AHCA/NCAL Unveils COVID-19 Honors Program

AHCA/NCAL Updates; Awards and Recognition; COVID-19

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Today, AHCA/NCAL unveiled its COVID-19 Honors program for all ​long term care staff. This program was created for facilities to recognize their incredible staff in long term care who demonstrated strength and co​urage in the face of COVID-19. Any facility wishing to honor their staff can participate in this program.​ 

There are three categories, which include:  

  1. ​Individuals who work in a long term care facility where there was a COVID outbreak 
  2. COVID survivors 
  3. Staff members who passed away from COVID
Honorees can receive the following: 

  • Pin and Letter of Recognition: Individuals who work in a long term care facility where there was a COVID outbreak   
  • Medal and Letter of Recognition: COVID survivors  
  • Medal and United States Flag Flown over the U.S. Capitol: Families of staff members who passed away from COVID  
When a facility purchases materials, they will also receive a communications packet, including:

  • Ceremony guide
  • Media advisory template announcing the ceremony
  • Press release template (post-ceremony)
  • Template letters to staff and family of staff who passed away​
Honors materials are distributed on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline to purchase. Facilities can o​rder and purchase merchandise via the AHCA/NCAL bookstore​ beginning today. Please allow a minimum of three to four weeks to receive your order. AHCA/NCAL is actively working with suppliers to get these special items to you as quickly as possible while keeping them at cost.

Please email covid19@ahca.org with any questions.