COVID-19 Resources: July Update
Happy summer, stakeholders! With recent floods and in anticipation of an active hurricane season, we encourage you to review our Natural Disasters Topic Collection and Hurricane Resources Page. This issue of The Express highlights new and updated resources that can also be found on our Novel Coronavirus Resources Page. Please continue to access CDC’s Coronavirus webpage and reach out if you need technical assistance (TA).
Just Released: Alternate Care Site Toolkit, Third Edition
The third edition of the Alternate Care Site (ACS) Toolkit provides augmented guidance based on feedback and experience (e.g., updated directions, funding sources for ACS, guidance on patient dialysis, a new temperature screening protocol, information on retaining ACS as a warm site, and updated supply lists). This resource and many more can be found in the ASPR TRACIE COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Resource Collection.
Updated: Healthcare System Preparedness for Secondary Disasters during COVID-19
This resource examines COVID-19 and secondary disasters, particularly as it pertains to health and medical considerations and sheltering-in-place or evacuating during disasters while maintaining social distance practices.
New Technical Assistance Responses
We recently responded to two TA requests on Economic and Behavioral Health Impacts from Disasters and COVID-19 and Hispanic Community Outreach. Need TA? Search our summary of requests or reach out!  
Register Today: Use of Telemedicine in Alternate Care Sites (Webinar)

COVID-19 has led to a significant increase in the provision of healthcare via telemedicine and in the use of ACS to manage patient surge. This webinar, scheduled for July 28, 2020, from 2:00-3:15 PM ET, will feature speakers discussing the use of telemedicine in ACS, including operations, management, and recent lessons learned. Register today!


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. Three 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)
  • 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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