How Should Hospitals Prepare for Two Disasters at Once?
June 26, 2020 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
To prepare for the potential of two disasters at once — COVID-19 and a hurricane, hospital leaders should be coordinating with other emergency response agencies in their area, according to the Advisory Board.
One lesson that came out of Katrina was the need for a cross-jurisdictional involvement in terms of how multiple agencies and hospitals came together.
Also important — setting up shelters for vulnerable and/or electric-dependent populations.
In the event of a hurricane, current Covid operations/facilities could be expanded as needed. Doing so might allow the hospitals to remain intact and operational if an evacuation order is not issued.