Is Your Hospital Prepared?

California hospitals are a critical element within the disaster medical response system and work collaboratively with local government, other health care providers and other agencies to plan, prepare for and respond to the needs of victims of natural or man-made disasters, bioterrorism, and other public health emergencies. Hospital emergency preparedness is a priority for government at all levels, as well as a key focus of regulatory and accrediting agencies.

What's New


Coronavirus Watch
California Hospital Association (CHA)

View the latest updates, guidance, travel alerts, and other information related to the virus.

Go to CHA’s Coronavirus Watch webpage


Novel Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.

Situation Update

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

Infection Control

Risk Assessment


Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires
Dec 23, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to further assist communities across the state recovering from devastating wildfires dating back to 2017. The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for Butte, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and Ventura counties.


Governor Launches Resource Website for Californians Impacted by Wildfires and Power Shutoffs
October 28, 2019

A new state website has been launched as a resource for Californians impacted by wildfires and utility power shutoffs. RESPONSE.CA.GOV is a portal to local and state services, including information on shelters, housing, transportation, health and emergency preparedness.