Coronavirus

About Coronavirus

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, hospitals have cared for an average of 6,600 patients per day, including an average of 1,800 ICU patients per day. They responded quickly and with an extraordinary investment — creating additional physical space, purchasing protective and clinical equipment, and cancelling non-emergency procedures; investing in their own health care heroes with childcare subsidies, temporary housing, and more; and enduring unprecedented challenges and even financial strain. Throughout this public health emergency, hospitals have bolstered the trust of their communities that, no matter what comes their way, they are ready to care for all Californians, in all ways.

FEMA Announces Additional Reopening Funding

On April 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the availability of additional funding to reimburse qualifying costs related to safely reopening and operating certain eligible entities (including private nonprofit medical facilities).   Items eligible for reimbursement include certain personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfection, COVID-19 diagnostic testing, screening and temperature scanning, and temporary physical barriers for social distancing. The interim policy includes 100% federal […]

CDPH Releases Let’s Get to Immunity Campaign Toolkit

The California Department of Public Health has launched a Let’s Get to Immunity campaign. The campaign features a toolkit designed to help communicate about ongoing COVID-19 vaccine efforts in California with ready-to-use digital resources that can be shared in the community and on social media.

CDPH Team Monitoring Vaccine Misinformation

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has established a trust and safety team to help ensure the public has accurate and timely information about COVID-19 vaccination.  The department asks that anyone who sees or hears of any vaccine-related rumors across social media or in their communities share them with the trust and safety team […]

HHS Updates Data Reporting Guidance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently updated its guidance to hospitals on the reporting of COVID-19-related data. It includes the addition of new COVID-19 therapeutic fields and updates to the vaccination fields. Additionally, fields related to personnel protective equipment re-use and extended use are now optional.   Updates to data reporting include: