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:

Streamlining data with the COVID-19 Tracking Tool
Frequently asked questions
COVID-19 Surges: FAQs & Resources for Hospitals
State and federal advocacy efforts
Innovation in the Time of COVID: A Video Series

CDPH Issues AFL on COVID-19 Therapeutics in SNFs  

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 22-20, which communicates that all skilled-nursing facility (SNF) residents should be considered eligible to receive treatment for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 and should be evaluated by a prescribing clinician for consideration of COVID-19 therapeutics.  

CDPH Ends Weekly COVID-19 Testing for Unvaccinated Individuals 

After months of CHA and hospitals inquiring about the requirement to test unvaccinated workers, on Sept. 13, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that it is ending COVID-19 policies that required weekly testing for unvaccinated individuals in high-risk workplaces — including hospitals, other health care and congregate settings, and schools. While weekly testing […]

State Budget Takes a Wide Variety of Health Care-Related Actions 

In June 2022, the Legislature and governor approved a $308 billion budget for the state fiscal year spanning from July 2022 through June 2023. In late August, the Legislature passed and the governor is expected to approve revisions to the 2022-23 Budget Act, which generally redirect, build upon, or provide statutory parameters around actions previously […]