Coronavirus

About Coronavirus

As California’s hospitals continue their life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital associations continue to advocate on behalf of hospitals and their patients, in addition to offering these tools and resources:

As Pandemic Wanes, CHA Social Media Campaign Reminds Californians That Care Can’t Wait

To coincide with the state’s June 15 reopening, CHA has launched a social media campaign with updated messaging around emergency room avoidance.   These social media posts are meant to encourage people to get back to routine care now that COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the decline and vaccinations rates are high. This Twitter and Facebook campaign is scheduled to run for four weeks. 

HRSA Provides Funding to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued $424.7 million in funding to over 4,200 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing and mitigation, providing $100,000 per RHC. Funds will be used to maintain and increase COVID-19 testing, expand access to testing for rural residents and broaden efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus in ways tailored to […]

HHS Extends Deadline to Use Certain Provider Relief Funds, Announces Reporting Deadlines

On June 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released updated Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements. As requested by CHA and others, the revised guidance extends the time granted to recipients to use the funds. The table below illustrates that the time frame for using and reporting PRFs will now occur on a rolling basis based on when the funds were received.

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

Today will be the last day of this regular email update. After today, CHA will provide regular updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic through its twice-weekly newsletter, CHA News. Staff at member hospitals who don’t currently receive CHA News may subscribe on the CHA website.

Coronavirus Response Newsletter

CDPH Issues Advisory on Heart Conditions in Adolescents, Young Adults After Receiving mRNA Vaccine The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has posted a health advisory about some cases of myocarditis and pericarditis in young adults and adolescents after receipt of the