Emergency Response
COVID-19

This site is a primary source of COVID-19 information for healthcare professionals and facilities. The situation is rapidly evolving and we will be updating real time as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Hotline: 800-887-1456

COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Top FAQs.

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Top Specialties in Demand

Nursing
  1. Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  2. Telemetry
  3. Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  4. Medical Surgical (MS)
  5. Operating Room (OR)

*AMN data as 7/13/2020

States with Highest Percentage Increase in Demand

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Arizona
  5. North Carolina

*AMN data as 7/13/2020

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AMN Healthcare is facing unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 virus. We feel it is important to share information about how decisions are made at AMN during this crisis, and the ways we are balancing the impact of these decisions on our clients, healthcare professionals, team members and others that depend on AMN. We will be sharing insights and information on how AMN responds by Doing the Right Thing.

Top FAQs

Is there a current federal mandate regarding COVID-19 vaccine?

CMS COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Rule.

  • January 4, 2022 compliance deadline
  • Preempts state law (e.g. Texas)
  • Applies to Medicare and Medicaid certified providers/suppliers (Covered Facilities)
  • Applies to all staff that provide any care, treatment or other services for the facility and/or its patients, including contracted staff
  • Applies to offsite work (e.g. home health)
  • Does not apply to fully remote work (e.g. telehealth) where no direct contact with patients or staff occurs.
  • Does not apply to schools receiving Medicaid funding
  • Requires staff vaccination, except for accommodations for medical or religious exemptions
  • Testing/Masking requirements for exempted, unvaccinated workers to be decided by Facility.
  • CMS Rule: Read More
  • FAQ: Read More

Can I request an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination if there is a state/client/federal mandate?

Depending on the state/client you are working for determines what type of exemption will be accepted. Please work with your credentialing analyst or recruiter to determine if an exemption can be requested.

The declination form and the supporting document to request religious exemption can be found on AMN passport app, via your brand web portal, and/or your credentialing analyst can provide you a copy.

*Requests for exemption for medical or religious reasons do require additional documentation so that the accommodation request can be reviewed.

  • Medical: Letter on Provider letterhead with signature (MD/DO/NP/PA) and/or stamp indicating the medical reason you are not able to receive the vaccine.
  • Religious: Complete the “Request for Religious Accommodation/Exemption to COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.” form. All fields need to be completed.
  • Personal: Many states and clients do not accept personal exemptions. Please work with your Recruiter and Credentialing Analyst to ensure that your assignment location accepts personal exemptions.

AMN Healthcare is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to any protected status and a work environment that is free of unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

I have lost my COVID-19 Vaccine Card, what do I do?

Many organizations that provided vaccines required you to be registered within their system in order to be vaccinated. Reach out to them to see if they can provide you with an electronic copy of your vaccine record which can serve as proof of vaccination.

Another option is using the state tracking system for vaccines. These systems monitor vaccines across the state, including COVID-19.

Every state has a tracking system for COVID-19 vaccines. Go to the appropriate state system to find record of your vaccination.

As the process for vaccination moves forward, we expect that QR codes will eventually be available to validate your vaccination.

Consider downloading one of the Vaccine Passports to hold your documentation.

Download our new AMN Passport App! Available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

I was just diagnosed with COVID-19. Is Monoclonal Antibody Treatment an option for me?

Monoclonal antibody treatment is a promising therapeutic for people diagnosed with mild to moderate COVID-19. The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for this treatment for patients who meet certain high-risk criteria.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please reach out to your provider to see if you are a candidate for this promising treatment designed to reduce symptoms, and/or symptom progression. Find a location near your current assignment location.

Monoclonal Antibody treatment is at no charge to the patient. Centers are opening across the country but are in the infancy stage. Your assignment facility may even be one of the locations offering this treatment. FEMA is also involved in staffing Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Centers in some of the high need areas of the country.

Resources:
Monoclonal Antibodies for High Risk COVID-19 Positive Patients
Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutic Distribution Locations

What states currently have vaccine mandates?

California: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/30/2021

CO: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/30/21

Connecticut: Schools, State Hospitals, Child Care Centers, Camps, Group Child Care Homes, State Government Entities (except LTC): Declination: Yes: Deadline: 9/27/21 (Yes: Medical & Religious)

CT Long Term Care Facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/7/2021

Delaware: All Healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 10/30/21

Dc: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/30/21 first dose

IL: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/5/21 first dose; 9/25/21 second does

Maryland: All healthcare facilities: Declination: First dose 9/1/21 (Yes: Medical & Religious)

Massachusetts: Many Large Healthcare Facilities, Nursing Homes & Skilled Nursing: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 10/10/21

Maine: All Healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes Medical Only Deadline: 10/29/21

New Jersey: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/7/2021

New Mexico: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 8/26/21 first dose 10/01/21 second dose

New York: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 9/27/2021

Oregon: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 10/18/2021

Rhode Island: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical only Compliance Deadline: 10/01/21

Washington: All healthcare facilities: Declination: Yes: Medical & Religious Compliance Deadline: 10/18/2021

I don’t want to receive the vaccine until it has full approval by the FDA. When will this happen?

On August 23, 2021 the FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 Vaccine.

What stance are healthcare professional organizations taking regarding the COVID vaccine?

What stance are healthcare professional organizations taking regarding the COVID-19 vaccine?

A number of key professional organizations support COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare professionals.

  • American Medical Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Academy of PAs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)

I have had my first vaccine dose but need to wait 4 weeks for my second dose – how does this impact me?

AMN Healthcare is working with our facilities to set realistic deadlines for vaccinations to be completed. Please contact your Credentialing Analyst for details at your assignment location.

I have a religious or medical exemption for the vaccine – how does this impact me?

Many facilities do allow for medical or religious exceptions. Please contact your Credentialing Analyst to determine exactly what documentation your facility requires.

If I am vaccinated, will I need a booster?

The CDC has not issued any guidance on boosters at this time.

On the Front Lines:
Nurse Malaika Says – Help if You Can

We are so thankful for our travelers like Malaika. To all of the healthcare professionals out there, you continue to inspire us with your unwavering dedication to patient care.

“We are on this journey with you. Where we can serve, we will; where we can lean in, we are; and where we can make a difference, we will. The call to greatness is for all of us.”

Dr. Cole Edmonson, DPN, RN
Chief Experience and Clinical Officer

Emergency Response
COVID-19

This site is a primary source of COVID-19 information for healthcare professionals and facilities. The situation is rapidly evolving and we will be updating real time as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Hotline: 800-887-1456

Dr. Patel Shares Her #CommitmentToCare Story

Thank you to Dr. Patel, and the other physicians across the country saving lives during this difficult time.

Top Specialties in Demand

Nursing
  1. Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  2. Medical Surgical (MS)
  3. Emergency Room (ER)
  4. Dialysis
  5. Telemetry
Allied
  1. Respiratory Therapist
Physician
  1. Advanced Practice
  2. IMSS
  3. Primary Care

*AMN data as 4/24/2020

Top Specialties in Demand

Nursing
  1. Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  2. Telemetry
  3. Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  4. Medical Surgical (MS)
  5. Labor & Delivery (LD)
Allied
  1. Respiratory Therapist
Physician
  1. Advanced Practice
  2. IMSS
  3. Primary Care

*AMN data as 7/9/2020

States with Highest Percentage Increase in Demand

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. Arizona
  5. North Carolina

*AMN data as 7/9/2020