COVID-19 Update | June 30, 2020
SHEA Coronavirus News
COVID-by-the-Week Survey Findings - Comment Period
Since we posted the summary of the survey findings, we've added tables showing how supplies availability affected frontline personnel resiliency.
The COVID-by-the-Week survey was conducted for 11 weeks, starting on March 22 and ending June 6. The complete data summary and verbatim comments is posted on MySHEA for discussion. The findings will be considered for SHEA planning.
Additionally, we plan to do a public release. This week, members have the opportunity to comment to help frame the public messaging. Please comment on the post on MySHEA, or if you prefer to contact staff directly, please email and
Technical Guidance, Standards and Resources
Infection Prevention and Control

Occupational Health
Clinical Care and Treatment

Special Settings and Populations
*UPDATE* Older Adults (CDC, Jun 25)
Testing and Cases
Incident Management
Communication Resources
Research and Resources Development Funding Opportunities
Information for Patients, Visitors and the General Public
Trade Press, Journal Articles, White Papers
ICHE Coronavirus and COVID-19 Article Collection 
The editors of ICHE have created a page for on the ICHE web site for COVID-19 related articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor. All COVID-19 manuscripts in their accepted form are freely available here. Check back frequently for updates.
Anthony Staines, RenÉ Amalberti, Donald M Berwick, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Peter Lachman, Charles A Vincent, COVID-19: Patient safety and quality improvement skills to deploy during the surge, International Journal for Quality in Health Care,
Ferdinand KC, Nasser SA. African American COVID-19 mortality: a sentinel event. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020;75(21). doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2020.04.040.
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SHEA Education and Events
SHEA Podcast: We’re All in this Together: COVID-19 Allies in Infection Prevention 

Episodes Available Now:
  • Dialysis in a Crisis with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • Anesthesiology During a Pandemic with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
  • Knowledge Sharing with the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Collaborating with National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
  • Partnering with Pharmacy with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Challenges from Presentations to Diagnosis with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • Front Line Perspectives from a Nursing Home Directors with the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA)
  • Front Line Acute Care Surgeon Perspectives from the COVID-19 Epi Center with SIS
SHEA Rapid Response Podcast: COVID-19 Update: What We Know Now 
Episodes Available Now: 
  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Environment of Care & PPE
  • Surge Planning & Testing
  • Diagnostic Testing, Part 1
  • PPE: Conservation & Shortages
  • Diagnostic Testing, Part 2
  • Involving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
  • Advocacy around COVID-19
  • PPE: Getting Resourceful with No Resources
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Tracing Contacts
  • Answers to Town Hall Questions
  • Staff Policies
  • Overuse and Misuse of Antibiotics During COVID-19
  • Antibody Testing
  • NHSN Response to COVID-19
  • Reopening Ambulatory Practices
  • COVID-19 in Long-term Care Settings
  • Ready to be a COVID Consultant?
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  • A "Quick Implementation Guide" 7-worksheet Excel file (xls download) with self-populating worksheets to apply implementation concepts and approaches by SHEA members to individual circumstances.
  • List of guidelines and statements from other organizations for insight into stakeholders’ points-of-view. Not comprehensive; not vetted or endorsed by SHEA.  
SHEA Rapid Response Webinars 
  • Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall 1-12
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