CDC Updates

Item Date Updated
Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 PSAPs for COVID-19 in the United States 3/10
Interim Recommendations for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points/Emergency Communication Centers (PSAP/ECCs) in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic 7/15
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary 6/23
Resource Document: Combines numerous links to relevant interim guidance in one place for easy access 3/1
Health Update: Describes the evolving epidemiology of confirmed cases, includes expanded criteria on evaluating and testing patients under investigation, and recommendations for reporting, testing, and specimen collection 2/29
Information for Laboratories about Coronavirus (COVID-19) 6/10
Resources for Clinics and Healthcare Facilities 6/1
CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut 3/29
Ten Ways Healthcare Systems Can Operate Effectively during the COVID-19 Pandemic 5/1
Frequently Asked Questions 6/22
Framework for Healthcare Systems Providing Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic 5/12
Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes 6/22
Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic 6/9
People Who Are at Increased Risk for Severe Illness 6/25
Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19 7/1
Joint Statement: Roadmap for Maintaining Essential Surgery during COVID-19 Pandemic: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC, the US Surgeon General, and many medical specialties such as the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists recommended interim cancelation of elective surgical procedures. This updated Joint Statement offers a list of principles and considerations to guide physicians, nurses, and local facilities in prioritizing procedures during the ongoing pandemic. 8/10

NYS DOH Updates

Item Date Updated
At Novel Coronavirus Briefing, Governor Cuomo Confirms 11 Additional Cases 3/5
Governor Cuomo Issues Statement Regarding Novel Coronavirus in New York 3/1
Dear Administrator Letter: Reissued H1N1 guidance clarifies relevant aspects of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) as hospitals review and further develop their patient surge plans. 2/26
Ensuring Access to Health Care Services During COVID-19 5/19

NJ DOH Updates

DOHMH Updates

HHS Updates

Article: Civil Unrest During a Pandemic: Notes from Minneapolis
Technical Assistance Request: Resources Related to Protecting Community Hospitals and Providing Care During Civil Unrest
ASPR’s TRACIE Topic Collection: Topic collection focuses on adaptations to usual health care system operations and strategies to maintain provision of patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the available resources are sections for administrative preparedness, cybersecurity, communications tools, continuity of operations, ethics, and operational modifications for COVID-19 and usual care.
The Exchange Special Edition: COVID-19 Lessons Learned: includes articles, tools, quick sheets, and templates all vetted by subject matter experts and listed by category.
ASPR’s Behavioral Health Compendium: helps regional emergency coordinators and Federal and state planners support stakeholders in various areas of the COVID-19 response and recovery. Includes sections on steady state programs, grants, impacted HHS programs, online resources and training, waivers and flexibilities, and data sources.

Office of Inspector General

Item Date Updated
Toolkit: Insights for Health Care Facilities From OIG’s Historical Work on Emergency Response: contains key insights and lessons learned from OIG reports published from 2002 to 2020 about health care facility emergency preparedness and response. These reports address health care facility actions during outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases and natural disasters, as well as bioterrorism preparedness and response. 8/3