Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

October 2, 2020

COVID‐19 in Seattle—Early Lessons Learned



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  • An overview of Seattle’s early experience with the COVID-19 response from 6 regional hospitals revealed coordination between many aspects of the healthcare system, including EMS, hospitals and health systems, outpatient networks, public health officials, and government leaders. Seattle implemented triage processes, continuously updated PPE guidelines and isolation measures, increased the availability of testing, and is continuously assessing treatment options for hospitalized patients.

Miller et al. (Apr 19, 2020). COVID‐19 in Seattle—Early Lessons Learned. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open.