ED Affinity Group: Managing Simultaneous Disasters in a COVID-19 World
All long term care facilities have experienced an infectious disease pandemic of worldwide proportions in 2020 – 2021. Many facilities also experienced natural disasters and/or man-made disasters while managing COVID-19 at the same time. Core emergency preparedness and response actions are the same between COVID and natural and/or man-made disasters and many are different. This discussion will highlight the range of natural and man-made disasters faced by the seven (7) states while simultaneously managing COVID. We will consider the differences in response approaches and the similarities.