We will post current events that the Coalition is preparing for and responding to within our Region:
Continuing updates about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.
The CDC has released Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities. The CDC notes this guidance should be used in conjunction with their infection control recommendations for patients or Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) in Healthcare Facilities. The CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals.
Situation Summary from the Virginia Department of Health
The Virginia Department of Health is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Cases of COVID-19 are also being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States, where the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on January 21, 2020 in a traveler who had recently returned from Wuhan.
Continuing updates from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) can be found here.
The Virginia Healthcare Emergency Management Program under the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has gathered guidance and FAQs and posted them on their website for easier viewing and rapid reference. The links on the website are from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS). Please continue to check their website for updates on this developing situation. This information will remain linked from our website on this page until the event ends.
Johns Hopkins has created a GIS world map of cases related to COVID-19. The map indicates total confirmed cases as well as other information related to the disease.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and collaboration with the healthcare coalition. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If your facility is experiencing an emergency and needs regional support, please call us at our toll-free 24/7 RHCC Emergency Activation line: 1-855-469-7422.