Industry News - April 2020

CDC warns of counterfeit N95 masks

Real masks are marked as being approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

4/29/2020


High school gym in New Mexico reopens as coronavirus hospital

Other places in the school are also being transformed, such as locker rooms to shower rooms, classrooms to medical staff lounges and storage and the snack bar to a pharmacy

4/29/2020


Michigan hospital shut down to prepare for next surge of COVID-19 patients

The system is redeploying hospital staff to its other sites

4/28/2020


Coronavirus kills at Least 7,000 in U.S. nursing homes

About a fifth of U.S. virus deaths are linked to nursing facilities

4/28/2020


Coronavirus deaths in U.S. nursing homes jumps in April

The largest increase was in New York state

4/27/2020


More than $1 billion in makeshift field hospitals are being built

FEMA has funded some 32 missions in 25 states

4/27/2020


HVAC increases in relative humidity may help fight COVID-19

The range of 40 to 60 percent RH may reduce contagion

4/24/2020


Patient at Seattle healthcare facility likely got coronavirus at the hospital

Harborview Medical Center has recorded a COVID-19 patient as a hospital-acquired infection, its first during the outbreak

4/24/2020


Sixty-eight bed field hospital set up in Central Park

The Central Park facility has 10 I.C.U. beds and ventilators, seven of which were being used at the beginning of last week

4/24/2020


N.Y. hospitals face $400 million in cuts amid coronavirus crisis

The funding cuts were proposed before the virus had reached the United States

4/13/2020


Dallas convention center will get Texas’ first pop-up hospital in pandemic

As many as 1,400 beds could be housed at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

4/8/2020



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