Acute Care Hospital Phase 3 Reopen Attestation Form

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Attestation Forms

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, in order to ensure Massachusetts’ health care system had the capacity to address the pandemic, some health care services and procedures were limited or temporarily put on hold, while many services were conducted remotely using telehealth. Emergency services and other essential health and human services continued during this time. 

Phase 1

On May 18, 2020 the Commonwealth issued new guidelines to hospitals and health care providers in accordance with the state’s four-phase reopening plan, to allow some non-emergency procedures or deferred care that may now need attention. Hospitals and Community Health Centers began this reopening May 18, and all other providers began on May 25.

Anna Jaques Hospital submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 1 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on May 21, 2020.  By having submitted this form, Anna Jaques Hospital attests to meeting the Phase 1 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance.

Phase 1 Attestation Form.

Phase 2

On June 6, 2020 the Commonwealth issued new guidelines allowing health care providers at the start of Phase 2 to incrementally resume in-person elective, non-urgent procedures and services, including routine office visits, dental visits, and vision care, subject to ongoing compliance with public health and safety standards.  In addition, providers were able to resume elective cosmetic procedures, in compliance with public health guidance, beginning June 24, 2020.

Anna Jaques Hospital has submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 2 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on June 8, 2020.  By having submitted this form, Anna Jaques Hospital attests to meeting the Phase 2 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance.

Phase 2 Attestation Form.

Phase 3

On July 6, 2020 health care providers may continue to provide in-person procedures and services as authorized in Phase 2, with the addition of certain group treatment programs and day programs.

Anna Jaques Hospital has submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 3 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on July 7, 2020.  By having submitted this form, Anna Jaques Hospital attests to meeting the Phase 3 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance.

Phase 3 Attestation Form.

Click here to learn about elective care guidelines, the visitation policy and other updates related to COVID-19. 

Additional information about the reopening plan is available at the Commonwealth's Reopening Website.