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

Feb 10, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance and resources for U.S. health care personnel working in environments possibly exposed to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Feb 7, 2020
There could be a shortage of personal protective equipment, such as masks, in health care settings due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Health and Human Services reiterated. 
Feb 6, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a new case of travel-related novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said the adult, isolated at home, has a history of travel to Beijing and came into contact with known cases while recently in…
Feb 5, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization allowing qualified public health labs to use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, previously only available at CDC laboratories.
Feb 4, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated infection prevention and control guidance for patients under investigation or with confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in health care settings.
Feb 3, 2020
Eleven people in the U.S. have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects to see more cases, including cases where the virus is transferred from person to person. 
Jan 31, 2020
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a public health emergency and ordered all U.S. citizens returning from the Wuhan, China, region to be quarantined for two weeks.
Jan 30, 2020
The AHA Feb. 3 at noon ET will host a call for member hospitals and health systems featuring Michael Bell, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases.
Jan 30, 2020
The husband of a Chicago woman infected by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is the first individual in the U.S. to contract the illness via person-to-person contact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.
Jan 30, 2020
The American Hospital Association’s 2021 public policy advocacy agenda seeks to continue to positively influence the public policy environment for patients, communities and the health care field. We will work hand in hand with our members; the state, regional and metropolitan hospital associations…