The Spring 2020 Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network added five questions about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on health care facilities’ workforce and operations (see questions listed below).
The COVID-19 WORKFORCE RAPID RESPONSE REPORTS section provides links to reports summarizing responses to these questions for a selection of facility types. Click on a facility type to see the corresponding report.
Scroll down to the COVID-19 DASHBOARD section to explore all responses (hover over the information symbol for instructions).
- 1: Which occupations/service roles were most affected by the COVID-19 crisis at your facility?
- 2: What about your facility’s staffing arrangements made it easier or harder to respond to the emergency?
- 3/4: As a result of the crisis, what are your top workforce needs over the short and longer term that could be alleviated by new or modified policy, regulatory, and/or payment rules?
- 5: What additional workforce issues resulting from the COVID-19 emergency at your facility do you feel should be recognized and addressed?
COVID-19 Workforce Rapid Response Reports
|Facility Type||No. of Responses|
|Dentist office/dental clinic||316|
|Federally qualified health center (FQHC) or community clinic providing care free or on sliding fee scale||22|
|Nursing home or skilled nursing facility||20|
|Assisted living facility||19|
|Behavioral-mental health clinic/outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic||19|
|Acute care hospital (25 beds or fewer)||14|
|Primary care medical clinic (not FQHC or community clinic)||13|
|Higher Education / Research||9|
|Acute care hospital (more than 25 beds)||7|
|Home health care service||7|
|Freestanding Evaluation & Treatment facility||6|
|Psychiatric residential treatment facility||6|
|Retirement community/independent living facility||5|
|Adult family home||4|
|Mobile crisis outreach team||4|
|Physical and/or occupational therapy||4|
|Specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital||3|
|Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) services||2|
|Other out-of-facility behavioral health services||2|
|Other residential treatment facility||1|
|Psychiatric unit at a community hospital||1|
|Total facility-level responses||504|
Note: there were 415 individual responses. Each respondent could select multple facility types.