COVID-19 Update | July 10, 2020
SHEA Coronavirus News
New Resources for Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care
SHEA has added new resources for Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care to its COVID-19 Tool Kit
  • Comprehensive resources – links and highlights of tool kits from other organizations and agencies on issues including screening, clinical presentation, HCP staffing requirements and protections, cohorting, PPE optimization, telehealth, visitor policies, and more
  • Webinars and podcasts, currently featuring a webinar series from CDC and podcasts from SHEA and AMDA
  • Forms, notifications, and signage – letters to visitors, transfer form example, and ideas for how families can support their loved ones
  • Infection prevention and risk assessment tools specific to the nursing home and LTC setting
  • Nursing Home Incident Command System (NHICS) - non-COVID-specific
Technical Guidance, Standards and Resources
Infection Prevention and Control
Occupational Health
Clinical Care and Treatment
Special Settings and Populations
Testing and Cases
Incident Management
Response Highlights (CDC, Jul 6) 
COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Federal Response and Recovery Efforts (Government Accountability Office, Jun 25)
Communication Resources
Event Announcements
Clinical Management of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC COCA)
July 16, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET
During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about clinical management of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Clinicians will share their experiences treating patients with MIS-C, present treatment details from published literature on patients with MIS-C, and provide an overview of the treatment guidelines published by the American College of Rheumatology.
Speakers: Ermias Belay, MD, Eva Cheung, MD, Matthew Oster, MD, MPH, Adriana Tremoulet, MD

Use of Telemedicine in Alternate Care Sites (HHS/ASPR TRACIE)
July 28, 2020, 2:00 pm ET – 3:15 pm ET
The use of telemedicine has grown significantly in recent months. In addition to being used by outpatient providers, telemedicine plays an integral role in Alternate Care Sites (ACS). ACS are one of many alternate care strategies intended to provide additional hospital surge capacity and capability.
Speakers: Meghan Treber, MS, Denis FitzGerald, M.D., Brantley (Til) Jolly, MD, CAPT James Czarzasty, RPh, MS, Paul Biddinger, MD, Mary Connelly, RN, BSN, Darren Sommer, DO, MBA, MPH
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.
News Highlights
Featured Social Media

Testing HCW after travel - What policies do you have in place for HCW testing, if any, for return to work after domestic or international travel? Are HCW tested before they return to work, screener (symptoms & exposure) or quarantine if they return from states or countries experiencing high transmission rate?
Ruchi Sharma MD
Medical Director, Infection Control & Employee Health


Management of isolation for care-givers - I have a situation where I have a caregiver who is home with laboratory confirmed COVID-19.  Their partner, who is also a caregiver in the same institution is providing direct home care. My question is, when can the caregiver return to work?

David Woodard, MSc, FSHEA , School of Public Health
University of Nevada Las Vegas
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
  • Infection Prevention Adjustments for the Anesthesia Provider with APSF
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?
  • Lessons Learned From The Surge, 7/02
  • Racial Disparities with COVID-19
SHEA Podcasts - Are we meeting the needs of our members? Please fill out the short PODCAST FEEDBACK FORM
  • 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 1-13
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall 14 | July 12 at 3:00pm ET
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