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COVID-19 Resources: August Update

This issue of The Express highlights new and updated resources that can also be found on our Novel Coronavirus Resources Page. We encourage you to review the following resources, as wildfires, floods, and storms continue to affect various parts of the nation:

Please continue to access CDC’s Coronavirus webpage and reach out if you need technical assistance (TA).

Updated: COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit
The Healthcare Resilience Working Group just added a new resource page on COVID-19 Health Equity to the Virtual Toolkit.
Just Added: Use of Telemedicine in Alternate Care Sites Webinar - Q&A
During this webinar, presenters discussed operations, management, and lessons learned from using telemedicine in alternate care sites; questions received were sent to panelists and their answers are provided in this document.
New: Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
The Rural Health Information Hub created this webpage to provide current and key resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. The page includes links to resources by audience and topic.
New: Rapid Expert Consultation on Staffing Considerations for Crisis Standards of Care for the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 28, 2020)
This resource builds upon prior consultation (issued on March 28, 2020) and focuses on Crisis Standards of Care and staffing needs--including deployment and allocation of expert clinical staff--to ensure the care of COVID-19 patients.
New TA Responses

We recently responded to two TA requests on COVID-19 and Skilled Nursing Facility Lessons Learned and Economic and Behavioral Health Impacts from Disasters. Need assistance? Search our summary of requests or reach out!


COVID-19 Clinical Rounds Peer-to-Peer Virtual Communities of Practice are a collaborative effort between ASPR, the National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC), and Project ECHO. These interactive virtual learning sessions aim to create a peer-to-peer learning network where clinicians from the U.S. and abroad who have experience treating patients with COVID-19 share their challenges and successes; a generous amount of time for participant Q & A is also provided. These webinar topics are covered every week:

  • EMS: Patient Care and Operations (Mondays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)
  • Critical Care: Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations (Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)
  • Just announced: HHS Telemedicine Hack (each Wednesday, through 23 September). This 10-week learning community can help ambulatory providers accelerate telemedicine implementation. Register today!
  • Emergency Department: Patient Care and Clinical Operations (Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 PM ET)

Access previous webinars and sign up today to receive information on upcoming webinars.


The Healthcare & Public Health Sector Partnership led by ASPR’s Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection is actively engaged in responding to COVID-19. Register here to receive regular response bulletins.

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