From the Overview: "In a pandemic response, hospitals and ambulatory centers may reach capacity and must enact emergency surge plans. Many hospitals have surge plans that involve transfer or diversion to other nearby hospitals not experiencing surge. COVID-19 infection and its rapid onset could quickly overwhelm any local and/or state healthcare system. State public health agencies may be asked to provide guidance and policy direction for emergency hospital surge. The following policy actions and resources offer information for public health officials to address this surge during a pandemic."
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