Coronavirus Update

Connecticut hospitals and health systems continue to take action to address the growing number of patients being treated for COVID-19, including increasing bed capacity, accepting the deployment of mobile field hospitals, developing innovative ways to appropriately conserve supplies, and receiving donations from the community.

Working with the state Department of Public Health (DPH), hospitals are now reporting and updating supply requests through an online portal in order to access PPE and other supplies being donated to the state.  Additionally, Connecticut has received a limited delivery of N95 respirator face masks, goggles, and other supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile. 

In Congress, the Senate has adopted an additional economic stimulus package related to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The $2 trillion in government relief includes important healthcare provisions, including an emergency fund for hospitals and health systems.  

 

General Assembly Extends Closure Through Monday, April 13

Legislative leaders announced this week that they will be extending the closure of the Capitol Complex and legislative activities through Monday, April 13.  The timeline of this closure will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

 

CHA COVID-19 Resources

CHA has created a COVID-19 Resource page on its website.  The page contains information and resources from member hospitals including phone numbers for hospitals that have established call centers and links to member hospitals’ website COVID-19 resources.

Additionally, updates from the Office of the Governor, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are listed.  The webpage can be found here.

 

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