About Coronavirus/Flu/RSV

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

Additional mRNA Vaccine Dose Authorized for ‘Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised’ Individuals

On Aug. 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals ages 12 and older. Following that announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a recommendation that […]

CDC Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for All, CMS Updates Coding Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced plans to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all individuals beginning the week of Sept. 20 and starting eight months after an individual’s second dose, pending authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a review by the CDC’s vaccine advisory committee.

CDPH Will Consider Team Nursing Program Flexibility Requests

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) stated that it will consider requests from hospitals for program flexibility to implement team nursing models. These requests average the number of patients among nurses, which are distinct from other flexibility with regard to nurse-patient staffing ratios. In essence, the type of team nursing model that CDPH […]

New Executive Order Extends Waiver Authority for CDPH and EMSA

On Aug. 16, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order reinstating certain authorities that had been granted to state government agencies early in the pandemic, but were withdrawn on June 11, 2021. Specifically, yesterday’s order does the following for two key provisions related to hospitals that were set to expire Sept. 30, 2021:

Project Roomkey Remains Active

In April 2020, Gov. Newsom announced Project Roomkey, an initiative secured with Federal Emergency Management Agency approval to provide safe isolation for people experiencing homelessness to protect them and California communities from COVID-19. Managed by county partners, Project Roomkey provides meals and secures housing in hotel and motel rooms for homeless individuals who are at […]