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Organization: American Institute of Architects (AIA), COVID-19 Task Force
Documents: COVID-19 Alternate Care Sites Briefing & Assessment Tool
Date: April 7, 2020
COVID-19 alternative care sites: Addressing capacity, safety, & risk challenges for our nation’s hospitals during a public health pandemic response
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) task force on COVID-19 Alternate Care Sites provides a new checklist tool for public officials to quickly identify buildings suitable to be adapted for patient care. The task force developed the tool using established healthcare design best practices and standards in combination with federal documents issued during the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, professional input was provided from trained and experienced health care architects, engineers, life-safety consultants, front line health workers, and hospital facility operations.