Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Jul 14, 2021
Congress and the Biden Administration continue to prepare legislative language for a roughly $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as part of an agreement reached recently between the White House and a bipartisan group of senators. As part of that process, they are deciding how to pay for the…
Jul 14, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program provided states $398 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to distribute to 1,540 small rural hospitals for COVID-19 testing and mitigation.
Jul 12, 2021
Non-traditional producers used additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing — to deliver an estimated 38 million face shield parts, 12 million nasal swabs, 2.5 million ear savers, 241,000 mask parts and 116,000 ventilator parts between Feb. 15 and July 15, 2020, according to a report released…
Jul 12, 2021
As summer moves along, the U.S. is marking a pivotal point in the pandemic. A majority of Americans — nearly 55% — now have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 48% are fully vaccinated. 
Jul 9, 2021
Protecting community members by mitigating the spread of infection and feeling safe in the community were Faye Sheppard’s #MyWhy. Sheppard, a member of the American Society for Health Care Risk Management, an affiliate of the AHA, and vice chair of the Board of Directors for Cuero (Texas) Regional…
Jul 9, 2021
As urged by the AHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it will extend to Aug. 20 the deadline for submitting comments on its COVID-19 health care emergency temporary standard.
Jul 9, 2021
COVID-19 has been a learning experience on many fronts. Every facet of our health care system has been affected by the pandemic — from providers to patients to hospital and health system CEOs — and we will be sorting out lessons learned for some time to come. 
Jul 8, 2021
The National Institutes of Health released a study suggesting one in every four COVID-19 deaths in U.S. hospitals may have been attributed to the dire strain that surges in caseloads placed on hospitals during the pandemic.
Jul 8, 2021
The Commonwealth Fund reported that approximately 279,000 lives have been saved through the U.S.’s vaccination efforts, with 1.25 million avoiding hospitalization.