01 April 2020 – Elective surgeries cancelled or postponed and increase in hospital beds

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Healthcare and public health capacity
Sectors Involved: Increase patient capacity
Level of Jurisdiction: Illinois
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: Cancelling or postponing elective surgeries and procedures. In addition, for Health Care Facilities, “rendering assistance” in support of the State’s response must include measures such as increasing the number of beds, preserving personal protective equipment, or taking necessary steps to prepare to treat patients with COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/Executive-Orders/ExecutiveOrder2020-19.aspx