Coronavirus Response

About Coronavirus Response

As Southern California hospitals and health systems closely monitor developments and guidance issued by public health experts at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HASC has created this central location for updates on the state’s coordinated response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The California Hospital Association (CHA) has its own online resource page, Coronavirus Response, to keep hospitals and health systems informed on latest updates, guidance, state and federal actions, and other key information and resources related to the virus.

The CDPH, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), CDC, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have established sites and issued coronavirus guidance for health care providers. In addition, existing documents that guide emergency preparedness remain in effect, such as the state’s Public Health and Emergency Operations Manual.

HASC also has created a job portal to ensure that Southern California hospitals fill workforce shortages essential to continuing the fight against COVID-19. For information, visit the Priority Workforce Job Portal.

bttn. Shares COVID-19 Test Kit Availability Trends

HASC Endorsed Business Partner bttn. is a wholesale medical supply marketplace that provides HASC members value-purchasing opportunities for critical operational items like PPE and testing kits.  This week, HASC shares a note from bttn. on tracking trends, its outlooks regarding testing supplies (and more), and how customers can benefit from its services. The national supply chain issues impacting […]

President’s Message from George W. Greene

After experiencing the lowest levels of COVID-19 since last year, hospitalizations in Southern California have swelled by close to 280 percent in the last month. The rapidly rising numbers, the spread of the infectious Delta variant, and unvaccinated populations are concerning as they signal continued increases in hospitalizations over the coming weeks. Fortunately, CDPH has extended […]

HASC Shares Added Vaccination Toolkit Content

First shared last month, HASC this week re-releases its Summer 2021 Vaccination Communications Toolkit —​ Bilingual with additional content covering the challenges of back-to-school and the Delta variant. The updated kit includes new videos formatted for posting with updated social text content. Its content has already been shared by multiple member facilities and health systems, and by public health agencies and organizations […]

HASC Partner GreenRock Offers Funding Option for COVID-19-related Mitigation

California Department of Public Health recently issued a 60-day notice stating that temporary waivers of specified regulatory requirements will expire on Sept. 30, 2021. Additionally, OSHPD has notified hospitals that all temporary changes of use, or modification to the physical environment, must be restored to original condition by Nov. 11 (six weeks after expiration of the waiver). If not restored by the deadline, such temporary changes […]

Podcasts and Webinars

A list of podcast and webinars that focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. Racial Inequality: Why It’s Health Care’s Business to Find a Cure  An Adventist Health WebinarLink to video Advancing Health A podcast from the American Hospital Association on exploring opportunities for hospital-led race conversations and changes.Link to podcast Diversity Dialogue Webinar Series One of […]

President’s Message From George W. Greene

On Wednesday, HASC was named the 2021 Corporate Honoree at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Eddy Award ceremony at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. HASC accepted the award on behalf of our hospital partners and their amazing health care professionals for their tireless work and dedication through the last 20-plus months of the pandemic. HASC board members Joe Avelino and Lori […]

Summer 2021 Vaccination Communications Toolkit

After close to a year and a half fighting COVID-19, the state and region again find themselves confronting a rise in cases. Unlike previous spikes, however, not all groups are equally vulnerable this time. More than half the population is protected by vaccination, but close to 40 percent still falls short – and remains especially […]

HASC, Area Partners Team for Vaccination Drive

Working with member hospitals, public health agencies and health plans from across the region, HASC has crafted a social media and communications toolkit that underlines the key role vaccination plays in halting the COVID-19 Delta variant. The toolkit’s messaging is designed to resonate with communities that have lower vaccination rates — including Black, Latinx, and younger adults. HASC’s Summer 2021 Vaccination Communications Toolkit web page will connect […]

President’s Message from George W. Greene

Our region’s health care leaders are disappointed following Culver City’s approval Monday of a $5-an-hour mandated pay hike for hospital workers in the city’s single hospital. While we agree these workers are heroes, we’re troubled by the way this ordinance originated and advanced. As revealed in a June 12 editorial published in 11 Southern California News Group papers, the move did […]