- Stay informed about the local COVID-19 situation. Know where to turn for reliable, up-to-date information in your local community. Monitor the CDC COVID-19 website and your state and local health department for the latest information.
- Develop, or review, your facility’s emergency plan. A COVID-19 outbreak in your community could lead to staff absenteeism. Prepare alternative staffing plans to ensure as many of your facility’s staff are available as possible.
- Establish relationships with key healthcare and public health partners in your community. Make sure you know about healthcare and public health emergency planning and response activities in your community. Learn about plans to manage patients, accept transfers, and share supplies. Review any memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with affiliates, your healthcare coalition, and other partners to provide support or assistance during emergencies.
- Create an emergency contact list. Develop and continuously update emergency contact lists for key partners and ensure the lists are accessible in key locations in your facility. For example, know how to reach your local or state health department in an emergency.
Alert Brevard - brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/AlertBrevardSignup
CDC Managing Stress - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
CDC Corona Virus Page - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
CDC Corona Virus Fact Sheet - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
CDC Caring for someone at home - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone
Florida Health Corona Virus Page - www.floridahealthcovid19.gov
Government Updates - www.whitehouse.gov
World Health Organization advice page - www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public