“A Novel Way to Combat Covid-19 in Nursing Homes: Strike Teams,” by Hannah Critchfield, New York Times
“Covid strike teams apply an emergency response model traditionally used in natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires to combating outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Composed of about eight to 10 members from local emergency management departments, health departments, nonprofit organizations, private businesses — and at times, the National Guard — the teams are designed to bring more resources and personnel to a disaster scene. … Covid-19 outbreaks spread like wildfires in long-term care facilities, which house medically vulnerable residents and staff in relatively small spaces. So a growing number of states are treating them like one.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
If we’re in a war against Covid-19, it’s about time the response was put on a war footing, especially in nursing homes.