The primary struggle to contain COVID-19 initially was in China and other countries, but there are concerns about the United States’ ability to respond as the crisis grows here, especially with the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE).
As the CDC and international medical community continues to learn how to handle the spread of COVID-19, the latest emerging infectious disease to hit a global scale, use the available resources in your state and online to gear up your readiness plans.
Keep on top of preparedness for emerging infectious diseases.
Review your available personal protective equipment (PPE). Keep an open line of communication with your supply partners. Coordinate with other local healthcare organizations and public health coalitions. And consider posting a...
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Health experts are warning providers that COVID-19 might be a long-term problem. Whether it’s contained in the U.S. to only a few dozen cases or becomes the pandemic others warn about, hospitals and other providers need to be preparing for emerging contagious diseases. s
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