Coronavirus Update: CDC Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Hospitals and Health Systems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a number of updated resources and interim guidance documents for hospitals and health systems to prepare for and respond to the possibility of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in their community.

AHA Take:
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, the AHA has worked closely with the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to ensure the hospital field is informed and prepared to respond. The AHA has developed and shared a number of resources, and we update our COVID-19 webpage daily. In addition, we have developed and updated talking points (also attached to end of the Advisory) with key messages that you can use in your community to discuss COVID-19.

What You Can Do:
Please share this advisory with your executive management team, hospital epidemiologist, infection control leadership, emergency department director, emergency preparedness staff, employee health and heads of services (e.g., environmental services, resources and materials managers, hospital engineers, pediatrics and critical care).

See below for a brief description and links to the CDC documents, including tips for consumers, and other COVID-19 updates.

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