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CDC-IDSA Clinical Management Support
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to offer a new service to clinicians treating COVID-19 patients. Clinicians who have questions about the clinical management of patients with COVID-19 can call the main CDC information line at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636). Calls from clinicians will be triaged by CDC to a group of IDSA volunteer clinicians for peer-to-peer support.
Web link    Date Added: 08/05/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 5 2020 5:03PM  
Key Considerations for Transferring Patients to Relief Health Care Facilities when Responding to Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States
Health care systems typically have uneven distribution of COVID-19 cases, with some regions’ health care systems experiencing patient surges while others have excess capacity for patient care. This guidance is for state and local emergency medical planners and all health care facilities, especially facilities in rural areas. The guidance outlines considerations around the transfer of patients, staff, and supplies between health care facilities to optimize patient care, balance resources, and minimize use of crisis care standards.
Web link    Date Added: 07/20/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 20 2020 6:28PM  
CDC Launches Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Response Website
Planning and preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters can be stressful, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new website, Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19, that includes information on preparedness and recovery during the COVID-19 response and what the general public can do to keep themselves safe.
Web link    Date Added: 07/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 17 2020 2:10PM  
Video: Visiting friends and family with higher risk for severe illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created this animated video with tips for what to do when visiting friends and family who are at higher risk for severe illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Video    Date Added: 07/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 9 2020 7:12PM  
Training for Health Care Professionals
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists online training opportunities for health care professionals related to COVID-19, infection prevention, emergency preparedness and other topics.
Web link    Date Added: 07/07/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 30 2020 2:33PM  
Public Health Media Library Podcasts
Catch up on the latest findings about COVID-19 and other infections and diseases by listening to podcasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Web link    Date Added: 07/05/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 1 2020 4:00PM  
Updated Health Care Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention frequently asked questions have been updated based on feedback from frontline professionals to assist health care personnel and facilities in preventing transmission of COVID-19 in health care settings.
Web link    Date Added: 06/23/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 23 2020 6:29PM  
Personal Protective Equipment Burn Rate Calculator Tutorial and App
View this webpage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help estimate the amount of personal protective equipment being used over time.
Web link    Date Added: 06/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2020 7:29PM  
Using Telehealth to Expand Access to Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides this guidance to health care systems and practices regarding the adoption and delivery of teleheath services.
Web link    Date Added: 06/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2020 7:25PM  
Clinical Questions and Answers about COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides updates about COVID-19 on its Q&A webpage.
Web link    Date Added: 06/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2020 7:20PM  
Updated Guidance from the CDC for Using Personal Protective Equipment
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance about putting on personal protective equipment to help health care providers ensure respirators and eye protection fit properly when worn together. The CDC has also removed a second hand hygiene step from step 6 in How to Put On (Don) PPE Gear.
Web link    Date Added: 06/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2020 7:11PM  
Overview of Testing for SARS CoV-2
Reference this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage for guidance on appropriate use of testing for SARS CoV-2.
Web link    Date Added: 06/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2020 7:35PM  
How to Safely Take Off Personal Protective Equipment
Watch this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention video demonstration to learn how to remove personal protective equipment. (4 minutes 15 seconds)
Video    Date Added: 06/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2020 2:08PM  
How to Safely Put on Personal Protective Equipment
Watch this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention video demonstration to get the latest information on how to put on personal protective equipment. (4 minutes 15 seconds)
Video    Date Added: 06/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2020 1:30PM  
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Department Visits - United States, Jan. 1, 2019 - May 30, 2020
View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for more information.
Web link    Date Added: 06/08/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 8 2020 6:24PM  
How COVID-19 Spreads
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about how the virus spreads.
Web link    Date Added: 06/01/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 6:04PM  
COVID-19 Module Data Dashboard
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network introduces a module to allow hospitals to report personal protective equipment supply status and availability, health care worker staffing, and inpatient and ICU bed occupancy.
Web link    Date Added: 05/27/2020    Date Last Modified: May 27 2020 6:05PM  
When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides recommendations for when you can begin to be with other people after you likely had or had been ill with COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2020    Date Last Modified: May 26 2020 6:46PM  
What Workers and Employers Can Do to Manage Workplace Fatigue during COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides general strategies for use in managing workplace fatigue and to work safely.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2020    Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:26PM  
Training for Healthcare Professionals
Visit this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage for learning opportunities related to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 30 2020 2:33PM  
Framework for Healthcare Systems Providing Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a framework for delivering non-COVID-19 health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2020    Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:15PM  
Symptoms of Coronavirus
View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage for further guidance on the symptoms of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Web link    Date Added: 05/14/2020    Date Last Modified: May 14 2020 6:26PM  
How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Tips for Employees
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on the criticality of recognizing what stress looks like, steps to build resilience, manage job stress and know where to go if help is needed.
Web link    Date Added: 05/12/2020    Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 5:29PM  
How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Tips for Health Care Workers and First Responders
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance for health care personnel and first responders to recognize what stress looks like, steps to build resilience and cope with stress, and know where to go if you need help.
Web link    Date Added: 05/12/2020    Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 5:24PM  
Ten Ways Health Care Systems Can Operate Effectively During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gathered experiences from health care systems and lists practical approaches to help protect health care personnel, patient and communities as they respond to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/12/2020    Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 4:54PM  
Ten Clinical Tips on COVID-19 for Healthcare Providers Involved in Patient Care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a printable PDF version of these 10 clinical tips.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 7:12PM  
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Videos
Visit this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage to view COVID-19 related videos.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:58PM  
Guidance for U.S. Health Care Facilities about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance for health care facilities.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:54PM  
Clinical Care Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Visit this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage to learn more about clinical care guidance for health care professionals related to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/05/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:50PM  
Symptom-Based Strategy to Discontinue Isolation for Persons with COVID-19
View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage to review updates to the symptom-based strategy to discontinue isolation for persons with COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/04/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 6:41PM  
Updated Personal Protective Equipment Burn Rate Calculator - Mobile app version
The Personal Protective Equipment Burn Rate Calculator is now available as an app.
Web link    Date Added: 05/04/2020    Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 11:39PM  
Updated Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided interim guidance regarding discontinuing transmission-based precautions and discharging hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/04/2020    Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 11:36PM  
Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed updated priorities for testing patients who are suspected to be infected with COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 05/04/2020    Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 11:33PM  
NHSN COVID-19 Module Data Dashboard
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID-19 Module Data Dashboard to show the percent of inpatient hospital beds that are occupied and the percent of intensive care unit beds that are occupied by state.
Web link    Date Added: 05/04/2020    Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 10:46PM  
Emergency Department Visits Percentage of Visits for COVID-19-Like Illness or Influenza-like Illness
Visit this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage for a weekly surveillance summary of U.S. COVID-19 activity.
Web link    Date Added: 04/28/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 11:43PM  
CDC Novel Coronavirus Reports
Read the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Web link    Date Added: 04/28/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 11:38PM  
COVID-19 Surge
COVID-19 surge is a spreadsheet-based tool that hospital administrators and public health officials can use to estimate the surge in demand for hospital-based services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Web link    Date Added: 04/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 24 2020 4:47PM  
Contact Tracing: Part of a Multipronged Approach to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's webpage highlights basic principles of contact tracing to stop COVID-19 transmission; detailed guidance for health departments and potential contact tracers is forthcoming.
Web link    Date Added: 04/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 24 2020 4:22PM  
COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information regarding the effects of COVID-19 on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Web link    Date Added: 04/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 24 2020 4:19PM  
Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities
View these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in outpatient hemodialysis facilities
Web link    Date Added: 04/22/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:09PM  
Updated Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
This guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been updated to include the recommendation that all U.S. health care facilities put policies into place requiring everyone entering the facility to practice source control, regardless of symptoms.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:08PM  
Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Update: This interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was updated to align with revisions to the public health recommendations for community-related exposure to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 10:49PM  
Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19
This updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers decisions about return to work for health care personnel with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 10:34PM  
Stress and Coping
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's webpage to learn about strategies to help cope with stress and anxiety during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.
Web link    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 9:21PM  
CDC Training Courses Related to COVID-19 for Health Care Professionals
View this list of online training sessions for health care professionals related to COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 04/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 12:47PM  
COCA Webinar: Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to COVID-19
On April 16, 2020, the CDC Clinician Outreach and Community Activity (COCA) presented a webinar to provide guidance to death certifiers on proper cause-of-death certification for cases where confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection resulted in death.
Video    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 9:53AM  
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) answers frequently asked questions about how to wear a cloth face covering.
Web link    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:04AM  
The Official White House Response to COVID-19
Keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:36PM  
CDC COVID-19 Module Update: Healthcare Worker Staffing and Supplies Pathways
Get the important information from this April 14, 2020, training webinar presented by CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:03PM  
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
This interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pertains to critical infrastructure workers.
Web link    Date Added: 04/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:07AM  
CDC Social Media Toolkit
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this social media toolkit to help localize efforts in responding to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 04/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:17AM  
CMS Teleconference: Lessons from the Front Lines -- COVID-19
On April 3, 2020, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Deborah Birx, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force, and officials from the FDA, CDC, and FEMA participated in a call on COVID-19 flexibilities.
Audio    Date Added: 04/07/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:59AM  
CDC Update for Rural Health Partners, Stakeholders and Communities on the 2019 Coronavirus Disease Response
This April 8, 2020, webinar by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided a COVID-19 update for rural health partners.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:18AM  
CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report
The report, updated each Friday, summarizes and interprets key indicators, including information related to COVID-19 outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:15AM  
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators
This CDC document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) in health care settings when there is limited supply.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:39PM  
Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
Answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about cloth face coverings
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:03AM  
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to wear a cloth face covering
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:03AM  
How to Make Your Own Face Covering
This is a 45-second video demonstration from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:06AM  
COVID-19 Updated Long-Term Care Facility Guidance
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are issuing new recommendations to state and local governments and long-term care facilities (also known as nursing homes) to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:55AM  
Coronavirus Emergency Management Best Practices
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) compiled the best practices and lessons learned that communities have already faced fighting COVID-19
Web link    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:52AM  
New COVID-19 Coding Guidelines
Ensemble Health Partners provides the latest coding updates due to COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 11:11AM  
CDC Communication Resources for Travelers
Here are the CDC's public health communication options at U.S. ports of entry.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:14AM  
CDC Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Transcripts and audio recordings of the CDC's public service announcements can be found here.
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:16AM  
Disinfecting Your Facility If Someone Is Sick
Here are some everyday steps, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:04AM  
What To Do If You Are Sick
Follow these steps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 03/30/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:32AM  
CDC Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for COVID-19
Here are the latest COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Web link    Date Added: 03/27/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 9:07AM  
CDC Preparedness Tools for Health Care Professionals and Facilities Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Here is a list of the latest COVID-19 tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 03/26/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:55AM  
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator
The CDC's Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator is a spreadsheet-based model that helps health care facilities plan and optimize the use of PPE for response to COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/25/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:17AM  
Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
During this Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call, presenters focus on current information about people who are higher risk for COVID-19 complications because of their age or underlying medical conditions, particularly those that are not well-controlled.
WebEx    Date Added: 03/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2020 2:12PM  
Share Facts About COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides facts about coronavirus (COVID-19) to help stop the spread of rumors.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2020 1:49PM  
How to Protect Yourself and Others
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidelines about COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2020 1:35PM  
CDC Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE and Equipment
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surge capacity is a useful framework to approach a decreased supply of PPE during the COVID-19 response.
Web link    Date Added: 03/18/2020    Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 9:08AM  
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website
What you need to know from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 03/11/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 12:15PM  
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website
What you need to know from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 03/11/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 12:11PM  
Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for testing, specimen collection, and reporting patients and reporting positive test results.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 12:27PM  
CDC Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) in health care settings when there is limited supply.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 4 2020 8:27AM  
Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Health Care Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19
This interim CDC guidance is intended to assist with assessment of risk and application of work restrictions for asymptomatic health care personnel (HCP) with potential exposure to patients, visitors, or other HCP with confirmed COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 1:12PM  
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Communications Resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance documents, videos and toolkits about COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 1:06PM  
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Communications Resources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance documents, videos and toolkits about COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 03/04/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 1:03PM  
What You Need to Know About Handwashing
This CDC video answers important questions about hand washing and hand sanitizer.
Video    Date Added: 12/16/2019    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 12:54PM