Repurposing facilities for isolation and management of mild COVID-19 cases
PublisherManila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Gov't Doc #WPR/DSE/2020/006
During the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the worldwide attention has been drawn to emergency response to cope with surge in limited healthcare resource settings. Some countries have developed novel strategies in transforming non-health facilities public facilities and hotel accommodations into temporary isolation facilities for managing mild COVID-19 patients who do not require hospitalization. These strategies have proven effective in allocating the limited health-care resources more efficiently.This interim guidance provides stepwise recommendations on minimum standards of repurposing existing premises into isolation facilities to cope with the surge of patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms who do not require immediate hospitalization.