Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Concern about COVID-19 is understandable and appropriate. Colorado Hospital Association is committed to assisting its member hospitals and health systems in preparing for the possibility that the virus may eventually spread to the state, and will update this page regularly as the situation surrounding COVID-19 in Colorado evolves. 

For questions or more information, contact Lyle Moore Jr., CHA director of hospital emergency preparedness at 720.330.6043. For media inquiries, contact Julie Lonborg, CHA senior vice president of communications and media relations at 720.330.6019.

Lyle Moore Jr.

Director of Hospital Emergency Preparedness

Additional resource needs and requests should follow this resource ordering algorithm

Conserving PPE Guidance
The CDC released guidance called “Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings” in an effort to assist medical facilities conserve PPE supplies and safeguard health care workers.

Online Course – Infection Prevention and Control for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This free online course objectives include: define IPC and its role, describe the current epidemiological COVID-19 situation, describe source control, administrative controls and environmental and engineering controls, describe the WHO-recommended IPC measures for health care facilities, including when dealing with suspect or confirmed COVID-19 cases, describe additional IPC measures to be taken to assist in general preparedness within a health care facility.

Optimizing Respirator Use
This guidance parallels an earlier recommendation for strategies to optimizing the supply of N95 respirators using a hierarchy of controls approach.

COVID-19 – Telehealth Information and Resources

Hospital Resource Package
The FEMA Healthcare Resilience Task Force has created the COVID-19 Hospital Resource Package as a comprehensive resource offering guidance on common crisis challenges, enabling hospitals and their personnel to operate more effectively and efficiently.

Hospital Communication Card
A helpful card developed by the Colorado Department of Human Services for communicating with deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind patients about COVID-19 symptoms. 

CDC Personal PPE Burn Rate Calculator

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for COVID-19: Telemedicine

University of Maryland Medical Center: Best Practices in Protecting HCWs from Exposure to SARS CoV-2 (or what to do when 135 negative pressure rooms is not enough). Link here.

Johns Hopkins, Center for Health Security: National Action Plan for Expanding and Adapting the Healthcare System for the Duration of the COVID Pandemic. This document provides guidance and recommendations for specific challenges related to COVID-19 and the extended duration this disease will create.

FluSurge 2.0 and FluSurge Manual: FluSurge helps estimate the impact of an influenza pandemic on your community and has been designed to demonstrate the surge in demand for resources and hospital services during the next pandemic.

Los Angeles Hospital Pandemic Influenza Guide: This document, created by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is designed to assist those responsible for manding pandemic influenza in traditional health care settings.

FEMA Pandemic Influenza Template: This document provides guidance to assist organizations in developing a Pandemic Influenza Continuity of Operations Pan, or Pandemic Influenza Annex to the Continuity of Operations Plan.

CDC Hospital Pandemic Influenza Plan Checklist: This document was developed to assist hospitals assess current Pandemic Influenza Plans and improve preparedness for response activities related to pandemic influenza.

CDC Workplace Ready for Pandemic Flu: This document provides information that guides businesses through nonpharmaceutical interventions and their use during a pandemic influenza.

Important COVID-19 Contact Information