The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-91, which addresses the need for all healthcare facilities to have Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines and to implement those guidelines if they are experiencing a surge as a result of the current increase in COVID-19 cases. The AFL outlines the new expectations for hospitals during the current surge and includes links to the CDPH Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines and its new Crisis Care Guidelines Pre-Implementation Checklist to include the following:
- PPE, Supplies and Equipment
- Case Management/Discharges
- Triage Team that will oversee and review the allocation of critical care resources (critical care space, utilization of non-critical care staffing and ventilators)
Monrovia Memorial Hospital has agreed to adopt the state of California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines which can be located through the link below.
California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines (June 2020) (PDF )