COVID-19 Decedent Management MI-MORT in Action
ASPR TRACIE. (2022). COVID-19 Decedent Management: MI-MORT in Action.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused patient surges in healthcare facilities around the world, and as deaths increased many hospital morgues became overwhelmed by shortages of space and staff. Mass fatality plans are typically based on no-notice incidents (e.g., mass violence), rather than a years-long public health emergency like COVID-19. ASPR TRACIE met with Jessica Gould, Linda Scott, and Lynn Sutfin (subject matter experts) from the State of Michigan to learn more about how they overcame these challenges and quickly implemented solutions for managing human remains with dignity.