Hospitals and health systems conduct emergency preparedness training year-round, in each region and facility. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals were prepared.
Hospitals treat patients with infectious diseases every day. There are protocols in place to care for these patients while ensuring the safety of hospital staff, visitors and the larger community. Hospitals also share information and best practices and deploy specific strategies that work best for their communities. When there is threat of an illness that could cause a surge of patients, each individual hospital steps up its preparedness and coordination activities.
We have collected a variety of information and resources to assist hospitals, the public and the media in responding to COVID-19, which you can view by clicking the links above.