May 2020

Logo: Department of Emergency Medicine - Operational Medicine - The GW Medical Faculty Associates; Pictures: home, out-patient, and drive-through testing
May 04, 2020

In the past month, the George Washington University Emergency Medicine group has established a COVID-19 Emergency Medicine Strike Team(5). In collaboration with the DC Department of Health (DOH) and the GW Medical Faculty Associates, the EMED Strike Team has established three different mechanisms for testing patients with goals of balancing access to testing, protection of the public, and protection of healthcare workers.  All three mechanisms keep patients out of traditional clinics and hospital emergency rooms and may decrease the spread of disease to the general public.