We will post current events that the Coalition is preparing for and responding to within our Region:
COVID-19 Lessons Learned
We invite the coalition members to provide lessons learned about the COVID-19 response. The responses will help develop and After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) that you can use to build your own AAR/IP and the Northwest Region Healthcare Coalition will use to develop a regional AAR/IP.
You can complete the survey as often as you like because this is an ongoing event. This will allow you to enter information as it becomes available instead of waiting until the event has ended and you try to remember everything you would like to add.
Continuing updates about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) released this video compilation of celebrities and prominent Virginians expressing their gratitude to hospitals, health care workers, and first responders in the Commonwealth. Hospital staff and front line health care professionals are dedicated to their patients and invest long hours to provide medical care to people in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, first responders, and frontline health care providers working to keep Virginians safe. And thank you to all celebrities, prominent Virginians, people, and organizations who contributed to this video.
Northwest Region Healthcare Coalition Weekly Digest
VDH COVID-19 LTC Facility Guidance Update (April 22, 2020)
To read newly released information from the CDC, click the CDC What’s New link.
Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes (April 1, 2020)
Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies (April 1, 2020)
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.
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. COVID-19 cases, prevention tips, resources, and FAQs can be found by clicking 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. 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 our toll-free 24/7 RHCC Emergency Activation line: 1-855-469-7422 (1-855-4NWRHCC).
If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911.