COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Jul 7, 2020
The AHA is hosting calls for all hospital and health system leaders to provide the latest information on and answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 7, 2020
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about coronavirus infections in hospitals speaks to the spread of this disease and the importance of taking the utmost precautions – everywhere and at all times.
Jul 7, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Defense announced a $1.6 billion agreement to demonstrate commercial-scale manufacturing of Novavax, Inc.’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine.
Jul 7, 2020
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHA and its Center for Health Innovation have been diligently compiling resources and tools to help hospitals and health systems optimize performance in care delivery. And now, with COVID-19 cases rising in many parts of the country, we are sharing…
Jul 6, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of a third diagnostic test that detects and differentiates flu and COVID-19 viruses from one another.
Jul 6, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration warned of methanol’s toxic and “not acceptable” suitability for use as an active ingredient in hand sanitizer. Methanol is a wood alcohol more commonly used for the creation of fuel or antifreeze. FDA said it has seen an increase in methanol’s use in hand sanitizers…
Jul 6, 2020
The AHA, American Medical Association, and American Nurses Association sent a letter urging the public to take simple steps known to help stop the spread of COVID-19 — wearing a face mask, maintaining physical distancing and washing hands.
Jul 2, 2020
The House of Representatives passed by unanimous consent legislation (S. 4116) extending the Paycheck Protection Program loan application period through Aug. 8.
Jun 19, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Community Care recently launched a national emergency care contact center for emergency care received in non-VA facilities to simplify care coordination, eligibility determination and payment authorization information.
Jun 19, 2020
The AHA urged the Health and Human Services Secretary to extend the public health emergency beyond its current July 25, 2020 expiration date so “health care providers can continue to offer the most efficient and effective care possible during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.”