White House COVID-19 Task Force Provides Additional Informational Documents/Resources

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

This afternoon (March 11, 2020), the White House COVID-19 Task Force provided documents, asking:

“Please distribute these documents widely as we work together on this important issue.”

Workplace, Home and School Guidance…I blogged on this yesterday and provided an additional resource – that Task Force briefing video.

A Framework for Mitigation is actually entitled Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission.  The 10-page document provides great information:

  • Background, Goals and Guiding Principles
  • Table 1. Local Factors to Consider for Determining Mitigation Strategies
  • Table 2. Community mitigation strategies by setting and by level of community transmission or impact of COVID-19
  • Table 3. Potential mitigation strategies for public health functions
  • Appendix A: Underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of serious COVID-19 for individuals of any age

Each of the 3 tables provide clear guidance on potential mitigation strategies, ranking them as None/ Minimal, Moderate and Substantial.

Table 2 addresses these settings:

  • Individuals and families at home
  • Schools/childcare
  • Assisted living facilities, senior living facilities and adult day programs
  • Workplace
  • Community and faith-based organizations
  • Healthcare settings and healthcare provider (includes outpatient, nursing homes/long-term care facilities, inpatient, telehealth)

Appendix A provides this information:

Picture1.pngShare these documents with your team and with other members of your overall community.  We’re all in this together.