Coronavirus Resources

Catholic health care is on the front lines responding to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. During this time, we pray for all those affected by the virus. Below is a sampling of statements, information and resources from our members and other reliable sources related to COVID-19. Please check back often, as we are updating this page regularly.

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Ethics

Code Status and COVID-19 Patients (posted March 27)
The Catholic Health Association and the Supportive Care Coalition offer this document with gratitude to our colleagues at the University of Washington recognizing that the clinical indicia for decision-making about any medical intervention are the same as they have always been. Although this decision-making model is put forth as a response to COVID-19, it is merely an application and implementation of best-practices applied to the current setting.

Information on DIY masks

While hospitals are running low on protective gear, including masks, many are looking for creative ways to secure these needed supplies.
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Critical Resources and Information


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Pastoral Care

These documents provide basic information on the Sacrament of Anointing from Canon Law and the Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, as well as the March 20, 2020 Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on Plenary Indulgences. There is also a practical Q and A document to help guide the practice of chaplains in these areas. Both of these documents were reviewed and approved by the USCCB Office of Divine Worship.
What it’s like to be a hospital chaplain during Covid-19 (from America Magazine)