APRIL 2, 2020

The emergence of COVID-19 has caused an almost unprecedented amount of change in the framework surrounding rural care. The CORH team is dedicated to providing regular updates on this evolving situation to healthcare leaders across the country.

As the pandemic unfolds, we foresee sending out updates twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays with new developments.

CDC’s Number of Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 (04.02)186,101

CDC’s Number of Confirmed Deaths due to Covid-19 (04.02): 3,603

See a city-by-city map of confirmed cases:

Four more states approved for 1135 waivers bring number to 38

  • Montana, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia were approved for the emergency waiver Friday.
  • These join Iowa, Indiana, Rhode Island, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Alabama, California, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi Louisiana, Illinois, Washington, New York, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, and Florida as waiver approved states.
  • Check with responding state authorities for specific details of the waivers.
  • Full list of waivers:

FORHP announces expansion in Small Hospital Improvement Program funding

Florida latest state to announce stay at home more states expected to follow as pandemic worsens

HRSA has developed COVID-19 resources page for FQHCs

Part of federal policy expansion allows surgery centers to receive surge capacity from hospitals

White House releases COVID-19 modelling

After three pieces of legislation to combat COVID-19, Congress moving onto a fourth