COVID-19 Resources: Update
May 2020

On April 21, Secretary Azar renewed the determination that a public health emergency exists nationwide. We know so many of you are working tirelessly to protect your communities, and we honor your efforts. We also remind you to take care of yourselves so you can continue your amazing work.

While we encourage stakeholders to regularly visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for the most current clinical guidance, the following new/updated resources can be found, along with many others, on our Novel Coronavirus Resources Page:

The Healthcare & Public Health Sector Partnership led by the ASPR Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection is actively engaged in responding to COVID-19.  If you are interested in receiving regular response bulletins, sign up here.    

Upcoming Webinars

COVID-19: Healthcare System Operations Strategies and Experiences, hosted by ASPR TRACIE in collaboration with the HHS/FEMA Healthcare Resilience Task Force, will feature presenters from healthcare systems across the U.S. discussing their hospital operations, logistics strategies, and experiences from the current COVID-19 response. The webinar will take place on May 11, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET. Register now- space is limited!


Funding Sources for the Establishment and Operationalization of Alternate Care Sites, hosted by ASPR TRACIE, in collaboration with the HHS/FEMA Healthcare Resilience Task Force, will feature interagency partners discussing various funding options for establishing ACSs, operation and ongoing administration of ACSs, and for direct patient care costs. Coming soon: registration information and an accompanying tip sheet.


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 more 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.

Domain Updates
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We continue to work with our subject matter experts and the Healthcare Resilience Task Force to update our Novel Coronavirus Resources Page. Recently added resources include Nursing Home Concepts of Operations for Infection Prevention and Control, Federal Programs that Support Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, and Rapid Expert Consultation on Crisis Standards of Care for the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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The Assistance Center has processed over 6,200 technical assistance (TA) requests from a variety of stakeholders since we launched. Check out our new COVID-19 TA Responses, including Clinical Experiences from the Field and CMS Waivers and Declarations for COVID-19. Please reach out if you need assistance.
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More than 8,300 of your colleagues use the Information Exchange (IE)—do you? Register now to join the conversation! If you have any COVID-19 promising practices, plans, tools, or templates to share with your peers, please visit the ASPR TRACIE Information Exchange COVID-19 Information Sharing Page (registration required) and place your resources under the relevant topic area.
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