Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

These webinars and podcasts are part of SHEA's Rapid Response Program - Confronting RAPID emerging issues, cutting edge science, and unanswered questions to keep you prepared for RESPONSE.


Advising Schools During COVID-19: Healthcare Epidemiology & Implementation Science

This webinar, with three SHEA leaders and experts in implementation science, who have advised school districts in opening for in-person instruction during the pandemic, gives insights into potential roles for healthcare epidemiologist, how to manage one's involvement as a subject matter expert, ways to empower school systems and faculty to implement prevention practices, and how to help schools prioritize, communicate with staff, students, and parents about risk, and how to access and leverage local resources. 

Implementation of Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for COVID-19

Electronic case reporting (eCR) is a key component of the data strategy for COVID-19 as well as routine disease reporting and outbreak management. eCR can eliminate manual reporting and decrease the burden on healthcare providers, allowing them to spend more time on patient care and other critical priorities. When COVID-19 presented, eCR was just being rolled out by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the American Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and was in operation in a limited number of pilot sites. The eCR team developed a strategy, eCR Now, for rapid deployment to quickly meet COVID-19 reporting needs in the short term and to prepare participants for full electronic case reporting in real time.

Since COVID-19 reporting began, eCR Now has onboarded more than 6,100 clinical care facilities and has connected all state public health agencies to receive electronic case reports. In this webinar, we will discuss the value of making case reporting electronic, the eCR Now strategy for rapidly onboarding health systems, the eCR Now FHIR App for providing eCR capabilities to EHRs that otherwise do not have it, and the policy framework for operating eCR.

Healthcare Facility Outbreak Preparedness

This webinar will address what healthcare facilities/providers can do in both the inpatient and outpatient setting to decrease the risk of outbreaks, especially regarding novel respiratory viruses. The role of planning and simulation will be discussed, as well as the need to train healthcare workers to utilize PPE correctly.

SHEA COVID-19 Town Halls

SHEA members are actively responding to COVID-19 and we want to provide a platform to share ideas and ask questions with SHEA colleagues during this pandemic. Several SHEA Board Members will serve as experts and discuss the frequently asked questions, based on what they are doing locally. The goal is to enable as much sharing of ideas as possible as we are all in this together.

The recorded webinars and presentation slides are available within this course. 

Podcast Series

COVID-19 Updates: What We Know Now

This podcast series highlights changes in the novel coronavirus outbreak and updates in the medical literature. Each week's episode will include a summary of important news items, a brief summary of medical literature and guidelines on infection prevention that have been published related to COVID-19, and will include discussion around the latest and most important questions surrounding the outbreak.

We’re all in this Together: COVID-19 Allies in Infection Prevention

This podcast series focuses on the collaborative efforts and opportunities for different disciplines to address and confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week's episode will include discussion around what different organizations are doing to address COVID-19, what have been the biggest challenges, what changes have been made, and what opportunities there are to work together to handle the pandemic. 

You can also listen to our podcasts through the following websites/apps:





Learning Objectives

  • Answer frequently asked questions surrounding the Novel Coronavirus
  • Describe steps that can be taken to decrease future outbreaks
  • Identify gaps in current planning
  • Discuss lessons learned from prior outbreaks
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Rapid Response Podcast SPEAKERS:

David Banach, MD, MPH, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Michael Bell, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, University of Toledo Medical Center
Waleed Javaid, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Cindy Prins, PhD, MPH, CIC, CPH, University of Florida
David Weber, MD, MPH, UNC Hospitals
Clare Rock, MD, MS, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Marci Drees, MD, MS, FACP, DTMH, FSHEA, ChristianaCare Health System
Nicole Hubbard, MD, ProMedica Laboratories
Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Michael Stevens, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Bernard Camins, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital 
Allison Holgerson, PhD, University of Florida
Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS, University of Florida
Jerne Shapiro, MPH, University of Florida
Mark Rupp, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Tamar Barlam, MD, MSc, Boston University School of Medicine
Ania Wajnberg, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Andrea Benin, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kelly Cassano, DO, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, The University of Rochester Medical Center
Judy Guzman-Cottrill, DO, Oregon Health & Science University
Anurag Malani, MD, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Sharon B. Wright, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ibukun Akinboyo, MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Marla Matal, MD, ProMedica Toledo Hospital
Jasmine Marcelin, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center 
Jason Newland, MD, MEd, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Lynn Ramirez, MD, MS, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco
Kristina Bryant, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medical System
William Matthew Linam, MD, Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Kristin Dascomb, MD, MPD, PhD, Intermountain Medical Center
Theresa Rowe, DO, Northwestern Medicine
Paul Tambyah, MBBS, National University of Singapore
Stephan Harbarth, MD, MS, Geneva University Hospitals
Maria Clara Padoveze, RN, MSc, PhD, University of São Paulo
Angela Dramowski, MD, PhD, FCPaed, Cert Paed ID, Stellenbosch University
Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Romnick Aguilar, MAN, RN, CHA, FPCHA, FRIN, San Pedro Jose L. Amante Emergency Hospital (Philippines)
Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, FRACP, Western Health (Australia)
Jennifer Blumenthal, MD, Boston Children's Hospital
Jessina McGregor, PhD, Oregon State University
Cara Varley, MD, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine and Oregon Health and Science University/Portland State University School of Public Health
Holly Villamagna, MD, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Vivian Leung, MD, Connecticut Department of Health
Roza Tammer, MPH, CIC, Oregon Health Authority
Michael Klompas, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Tara Palmore, MD, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Krystina Woods, MD, Mount Sinai West Hospital
Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc, Harvard Medical School
Eli Perencevich, MD, MS, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Zanthia Wiley, MD, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Gopi Patel, MD, MS, FIDSA, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Onyema Ogbuagu, MBBCh, FACP, FIDSA, Yale School of Medicine
Elissa Perkins, MD, MPH, DTMH, Boston Medical Center
Taison Bell, MD, MBA, University of Virginia Health
Adam Lauring, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Richard Zane, MD, UCHealth
David Henderson, MD, 2020 SHEA President, NIH Clinical Center
Sharon Peacock, CBE, FMedSci, University of Cambridge
Wolfgang Preiser, Stellenbosch University and NHLS Tygerberg
Christopher Graber, MD, MPH, University of California Los Angeles
Kerri Thom, MD, MS, University of Maryland

The COVID-19 Allies in Infection Prevention Podcast SPEAKERS:

Alan S. Kliger, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Shannon Novosad, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Lynde, MD, MBA, Emory University School of Medicine
Valerie Vaughn, MD, MSc, University of Michigan
Joseph Sweigart, MD, University of Kentucky HealthCare
William Schaffner, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS, Johns Hopkins University
Whitney Buckel, PharmD, BCPS, Intermountain Healthcare
Katherine Reisbig, PharmD, BCPS, Nebraska Medicine
William Jaquis, MD, ACEP President
Bhagyashri Navalkele, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Robin Jump, MD, PhD, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Swati Gaur, MD, CMD, MBA, Northeast Georgia Health System
Phil Barie, MD, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Michael Calderwood, MD, MPH, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Joshua Schaffzin, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Richard Prielipp, MD, MBA, University of Minnesota
Sara Keller, MD, MPH, MSPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dawn Berndt, Infusion Nurses Society
Mayar Al Mohajer, MD, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, LBBH, FACP, FIDSA, Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine
Lewis Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Julie Trivedi, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Carolee Estelle, MD, Parkland Hospital UT Southwestern Medical Center
Malavika Tampi, MPH, American Dental Association (ADA)
Alonza Carrasco-Labra, DDS, MSc, PhD, American Dental Association (ADA)
Michael Durkin, MD, MPH, Washington University School of Medicine
Bruce Jones, PharmD, BCPS, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System
Jamie Wagner, PharmD, BCPS, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Nirav Shah, MD, JD, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Angela Myers, MD, MPH, FAAP, FPIDS, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and University of Kansas School of Medicine
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, Center to Advance Palliative Care and Mount Sinai
Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Prisma Health
Denise Jamieson, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine
Laurie Combe, President of the National Association of School Nurses
Geeta Sood, MD, ScM, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, University of Utah School of Medicine and Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Tom Sandora, Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital
Manisha Juthani, MD, Yale University
Joan Hebden, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC, IPC Consulting Group LLC
Anna Sick-Samuels, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University
Erica Shanoy, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jonathan Flannery, Pennsylvania State University


Jennifer Hanrahan, DO, University of Toledo Medical Center
Eileen Korey, Communications Counsel & Consultant
Kavita K. Trivedi, MD, Trivedi Consults, LLC
Bruce Ribner, MD, MPH, Emory University School of Medicine
Joan Hebden, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC, IPC Consulting Group LLC

Sharon B. Wright, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
David J. Weber, MD, MPH, UNC School of Medicine
Rekha Murthy, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA, Cedars-Sinai
David Henderson, MD, 2020 SHEA President, NIH Clinical Center
Sarah Haessler, MD, MS, Baystate Medical Center
Kristina A. Bryant, MD, University of Louisville
Karen Frank, MD, PhD, NIH Clinical Center
Lynn Ramirez, MD, MS, University of California San Francisco
Marci Drees, MD, MS, FACP, DTMH, FSHEA, ChristianaCare Health System

Laura Conn, MPH, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
John W. Loonsk, MD, FACMI, Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
Janet Hamilton, MPH, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)

Grace Lee, MD, MPH, Stanford Children's Health
Joshua Schaffzin, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital


Barry Wilhelm, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Jessica Johnson, CMP, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Kristy Weinshel, MBA, CAE, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Lynne Batshon, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Laure Herzog, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America


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