COVID-19 Update | May 5, 2020
SHEA Coronavirus News
COVID-19 by the Week Survey
We are tracking SHEA members' experiences week-by-week. Responses are anonymous for a 4-question survey. The first 2 questions are demographic, and the second two are about current status and primary concerns. 
Please complete the questions for this week:
Federal Agency News, Guidance, and Guidelines
Occupational Health
Special Settings and Populations

Testing and Cases
Incident Management
Communication Resources
Tools and Resources
SHEA Rapid Response Podcast: COVID-19 Update: What We Know Now 
Podcast episodes will launch every Thursday. Each week's episode will include a summary of important news items, medical literature and guidelines, and a discussion around the latest and most important questions surrounding the pandemic. 
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
SHEA Rapid Response Webinars 
  • Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall - March 29
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 2 - April 5
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 3 - April 11
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 4 - April 19
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 5 - April 26
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 6: May 3
  • SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 7: May 17
    We will not be holding our weekly Town Hall on May 10. Happy Mother's Day! 
Event Announcements
COVID-19: Break the Wave with Predictive Surveillance & Decision Support 
Premiere, May 5, 2:00 pm ET
SPEAKERS: Ryan Nellis, Chief Commercial Operations Officer, Premier; Robin Carver, RN, MSN, CIC, Vice President Member Engagement, Premier
House of Representatives Hearing: COVID-19 Response 
House Committee on Appropriations, May 6, 10:00 am ET

COVID-19: Nursing Homes Call 
CMS, May 6 from 4:30 – 5:00 pm ET
REGISTER or, call 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 8899983
COVID-19: Lessons from the Front Lines Calls
CMS, May 8, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET
REGISTER or, call 877-251-0301; Access Code: 9146779
Trade Press & Journal Articles
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.
Social Media
From the MySHEA Open Forum Discussion (Log In Required)
AGPs in non-COVID patients “Aside from the debate as to what actually is or is not an aerosol-generating procedures (AGP), what are you doing for AGPs for patients who either have tested negative for COVID, or were never suspected and thus never tested?” ~Marci Drees, MD, MS, FACP, FSHEA, Chief Infection Prevention Officer, Hospital Epidemiologist, ChristianaCare
Optimum time to Surgery after COVID positive infection (symptomatic and asymptomatic)
“Our hospitals (like others) are routinely screening for SARS-CoV before surgery. There are patients that are positive without symptoms. The second subgroup is patients recovering from COVID 19 and need non elective surgery. Given that we do not know enough about COVID post infectious complications what is the right time for surgery after COVID 19 recovery?” ~Rama Thyagarajan, University of Texas, Austin
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