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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Center for Health Affairs, in coordination with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Northeast Ohio county and city health departments and member hospitals, is closely monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19; nCoV) to ensure hospitals are prepared to care for COVID-19 patients while protecting their staff as the nation proceeds with a mass-vaccination initiative while continuing to manage surges in infections.

As the coronavirus situation evolves daily, the most up-to-date Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for hospitals can be found on the CDC website.

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The World Health Organization offers more coronavirus information and provides advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

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For the latest updates on COVID-19 activity in the state of Ohio, please visit the Ohio Department of Health. This is updated daily at 2 p.m. ET.

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The American Hospital Association is keeping the healthcare field informed about COVID-19 vaccine development, distribution and other issues, as well as resources from the federal government and other public health stakeholders.

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Vaccination Resources

For information on scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations with The Center’s member hospitals, visit the sidebar links on our Responsible Restart Ohio page.

Latest Updates

National Public Health Emergency Extended
Effective Jan. 16, 2022, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the national public health emergency declaration, allowing it to remain in effect for another 90 days. The renewal, which expires April 16, maintains the blanket waivers implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These include the expansion of telehealth services among a number of others that facilitate hospital pandemic response. This is the eighth renewal of the emergency declaration, which first began Jan. 31, 2020 with a declaration by former HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Materials, Ambassador Toolkit Available on Healthy Northeast Ohio Website

Healthy Northeast Ohio, the online resource designed to provide access to population health data, evidence-based practices and information about regional health resources and activities, has been updated with COVID-19 vaccine distribution information and a Vaccine Ambassador Toolkit for advocates to help build confidence and trust in having effective conversations about COVID-19 vaccines. Visit the Healthy NEO website to find details on vaccines from hospitals, community health centers and health departments in Northeast Ohio and click here to view the Vaccine Ambassador Toolkit.


Healthcare Leadership Series
In partnership with BrightTALK, the largest global platform for online educational talks and events, The Center for Health Affairs has launched its Healthcare Leadership Series, a collection of webcasts featuring leaders across the region and beyond who share their insights, lessons and perspectives on the pandemic. Events are free of charge and can be watched live or viewed on-demand.

Contact Us

For more information or to contact ASPR Project Director Beth Gatlin, RN, MA-HSM, please call 800.362.2628 ext. 3665.


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