From the Background: " There is an increasing shortage of medical resources to support COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] operations in local and state communities. These shortages are being seen at different levels across the nation as the COVID-19 public health emergency evolves and deepens. In order to maximize public health and medical resources and capacity in the United States, jurisdictions must exercise crisis standards of care, prioritize the employment of health care resources, and develop and implement innovative health care practices.  The following is a list of best practice considerations as they relate to ongoing COVID-19 operations across the country. These are best practices for consideration and do not constitute and should not be considered as guidance in any way."