COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Discussion Guide
COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group. (2020). COVID-19 Alternate Care Site Discussion Guide.
A local surge in the need for medical care might require jurisdictions to establish alternate care sites (ACS) where patients with COVID-19 can receive medical care for the duration of their isolation period. This discussion guide – which may be adapted for use by hospitals or health systems – is intended to help address patient concerns, build trust, and explain the reasoning behind the transport decision. The suggested responses include several blanks that should be filled in with specific details.