COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 Resources for the Healthcare and Public Health Community

Healthcare Ready’s Role During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Healthcare Ready helps to strengthen healthcare supply chains through collaboration with public health and private sectors by addressing pressing issues before, during, and after disasters. As a convener of industry and government, we safeguard patient health by providing solutions to critical problems and best practices for healthcare preparedness and response.

This page provides information for the healthcare and public health community.

Healthcare Ready is closely monitoring the following areas related to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Supply chain operations including demand for pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment, and issues related to workforce, business continuity, and border restrictions.­
  • Response of the US health system to mitigate the outbreak domestically. Healthcare Ready is working with health systems to understand their concerns and coordinating with federal partners to understand healthcare and public health impacts.
  • Global response efforts to contain the outbreak including tracking the impacts of travel advisories and quarantine recommendations.
  • Humanitarian assistance efforts to coordinate donations and supplies for where they’re most needed.

Please see the following sections for more information:

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INFOGRAPHIC: HOW PROTECTIVE IS THE MASK YOU’RE WEARING?

There are several different types of masks that can help prevent the spread COVID-19. Respirator masks offer the highest level of protection against Omicron and other variants of COVID-19, but the most effective mask to protect yourself against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant is one that, when worn, fits well and does not have any air gaps.

INFOGRAPHIC: STAY SAFE WHILE DOING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WITH OTHERS

There are multiple safety measures available to stay protected as COVID-19 continues to pose a serious health risk. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to continue to wear a mask, social distancing, and vaccination. These actions will limit your exposure to the COVID-19 virus and will further reduce the risk of breakthrough infections. Here are all safety measures to reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19.

INFOGRAPHIC: SHIELD YOURSELF FROM COVID-19 WITH THESE SAFETY MEASURES

There are multiple safety measures available to stay protected as COVID-19 continues to pose a serious health risk. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to continue to wear a mask, social distancing, and vaccination. These actions will limit your exposure to the COVID-19 virus and will further reduce the risk of breakthrough infections. 

SOCIAL MEDIA: STATISTICS ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COVID-19 VACCINES

According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Covid-19 vaccines are very effective at preventing serious illness and death from Covid-19 and are the country’s best shot at slowing the pandemic down and avoiding further suffering. Highlighted below are some benefits of getting vaccinated as well as vaccination statistics (as of 9/20/21).

INFOGRAPHIC: FDA APPROVAL VS. FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION

The FDA has officially approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for persons age 16 years and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines remain available to the public under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The difference between FDA approval and FDA Emergency Use Authorization can be found here.

Healthcare Ready COVID-19 Response Summaries

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State-Specific Information on COVID-19

COVID-19 Case Maps

Emergency Declarations

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Other COVID-19 Resources

Healthcare Ready COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Situation Dashboards and Updates

COVID-19 Sites

COVID-19 Travel Advisories

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