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Updated April 3, 2020
April 1, 2020, Update from COVID-19 Task Force
Preparing for COVID-19 Guidelines Available
These guidelines (dated March 3, 2020), developed by the ACHA COVID-19 Task Force with support from the American College Health Foundation, aid college health staff and campus administrators in preparing for COVID-19 and related issues on their campuses. View the guidelines here.
Webinars and Q&As
ACHA Q&A Discussion: Mental Health in the COVID-19 Era
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT
Join our presenters for a Q&A session on the topic of mental health in the time of COVID-19. This session will be extended to 75 minutes, allowing more time for questions from attendees. Registration is required. If you are unable to attend, please do not register as capacity is limited. The session will be recorded and uploaded to ACHA’s YouTube channel and will be available publicly. If you are unable to attend but have questions you’d like answered, feel free to submit your questions in advance here.
Preparedness and Response on US College Campuses
April 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT
Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for a discussion on COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts on US college campuses. Co-sponsored by the American College Health Association (ACHA), this webinar will address disease epidemiology and current US guidance for college populations. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD will moderate the discussion with ACHA COVID-19 Task Force members Michael Deichen, MD, MPH, Associate Vice President, Student Health Services, University of Central Florida, and Craig Roberts, PA-C, MS, Epidemiologist Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison. CE credit is offered. Register here.
Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era
ACHA Q&A Session; recorded March 27, 2020. Preseneters Mei Wa Kwong, JD, Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy; Erica Bumpurs, BS, OTA, Director of the Sam Houston State University Student Health Center; Michael Deichen, MD, MPH, Associate Vice President of University of Central Florida Student Health Services; and Jun Mitsumoto, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director for Primary Care at New York University Student Health Center, present this Q&A session on the topic of telehealth. Ms. Kwong discusses the changing regulatory landscape for telehealth while our other presenters discuss their own experiences implementing telehealth for their campus population. The presenters also address questions from attendees. View the recording on ACHA's YouTube channel.
Update on COVID-19
ACHA Q&A Session; recorded March 20, 2020. Michael Huey, MD, ACHA Past President and Associate Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, and Craig Roberts PA-C, MS, Epidemiologist Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, present ACHA’s first member Q&A session on addressing COVID-19 on campuses. Mike and Craig give a brief update on the state of COVID-19 and then took questions from attendees. View the recording on ACHA's YouTube channel.
ACHA COVID-19 Webinar: Updates, Resources, and Guidelines
Recorded March 18, 2020. As COVID-19 continues to spread across our nation, campuses are pressured to contain and mitigate the virus and its effects. ACHA held this webinar to provide an update on the spread of COVID-19 and an overview of ACHA's new guidelines on COVID-19 and other resources that are being used to help guide campus actions. This webinar is offered in partnership with Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). View the recording on ACHA's YouTube channel.
WHO Emergency Public Dashboard: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation
The World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergency Dashboard is a platform which aims to share information about public health events and emergencies. The data on the dashboard is refreshed every fifteen (15) minutes and data is accurate as at time of refreshing.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) is tracking the COVID-19 spread in real-time in an interactive dashboard with data available for download.
CDC Situation Updates:
Information and Resources for Campuses
ACHA Guidelines: Preparing for COVID-19
these guidelines [pdf] to help college health
staff and campus administrators prepare for
coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and related issues
on their campuses. The guidelines are intentionally broad
so that each institution, small or large, can modify them
based on existing campus and local resources. Moreover,
each institution should seek guidance and coordination
from their local and state public health agencies.
CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education
interim guidance is intended to help administrators of public and private institutions of higher education (IHE) prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students, staff, and faculty.
CDC Guidance for Student Foreign Travel for Institutions of Higher Education
On March 1, CDC provided guidance to institutes of higher education (IHEs) for student foreign travel.
See the ACHA COVID-19 Task Force discussion of this guidance in the COVID-19 Update, March 5.
Communicating Information About COVID-19 to the Campus Community
CDC Communication Resources
CDC offers free resources including video, fact sheets, and posters. See this page to access current communication tools and resources available for use and distribution.
Event Planning Guidance
Key Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings
This document from the World Health Organization outlines key planning considerations for organizers of mass gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Information for Travelers
CDC COVID-19 Information for Travelers
State Department Travel Advisories
Resources for Health Care Providers
Information for Health Care Providers, First Responders, and Research Facilities
Nebraska Medicine: COVID-19 Resources for Providers
Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have led the world in treatment, training, and quarantine methods for highly infectious diseases since caring for patients during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. See their COVID-19 resources for providers.
Courses and Other Educational Resources
Online COVID-19 Course from WHO
WHO is providing a free, short online course: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls
ACCME Novel Coronavirus Education Resources: Accredited CME Activities
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has created a list of accredited continuing education (CE) activities and additional resources that can help the CE provider and clinician community respond to the novel coronavirus public health emergency. Many of these activities are available at low or no cost.
ACHA COVID-19 Webinar
ACHA, the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I), and the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC) partnered for this webinar (held March 6, 2020) on the current state of COVID-19, practical considerations for your campus, and more.
Protecting Health Care Workers
WHO Guidance on COVID-19 Outbreak: Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities of Health Workers
CDC: What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection
Licensure and Telehealth
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1200 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.
CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker
The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help people make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19. This system is intended only for people who are currently located in the United States.
- ACHA signs letter in support of S. 3503, legislation to ensure that veterans can continue to receive GI bill benefits when campuses are forced to move courses online due to COVID-19.