Published online by Cambridge University Press: 02 November 2021
Initial assessments of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness revealed resource shortages and variations in infection prevention policies across US hospitals. Our follow-up survey revealed improvement in resource availability, increase in testing capacity, and uniformity in infection prevention policies. Most importantly, the survey highlighted an increase in staffing shortages and use of travel nursing.
PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: These data were presented as poster 1067286, “The Impact of COVID-19 Response on Infection Prevention Programs and Practices in Southeastern United States,” at IDWeek 2021 on September 29–October 30, which was held virtually.