For Fall 2020, COVID findings and workforce demand findings have been combined into a single report for each facility typeSmall Hospitals Large Hospitals Nursing Homes/Skilled Nursing Facilities Behavioral Health Clinics FQHCs and Community Clinics Primary Care Clinics Assisted Living Facilities Dental Offices/Clinics
Spring 2020 COVID-19 Workforce Rapid Response Reports
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?
|Facility Type||Fall 2020||Spring 2020|
|10/5 – 11/8||4/6 – 5/17|
|Acute care hospital (25 beds or fewer)||13||14|
|Acute care hospital (more than 25 beds)||7||7|
|Behavioral-mental health clinic/outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic||23||19|
|Dentist office/dental clinic||14||316|
|Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) services||3||2|
|Federally qualified health center (FQHC) or community clinic providing care free or on sliding fee scale||7||22|
|Freestanding Evaluation & Treatment facility||4||6|
|Higher Education / Research||6||9|
|Home health care service||3||7|
|LTC – Adult family home||*||4|
|LTC – Assisted living facility||22||19|
|LTC – Intermediate care facility||**||**|
|LTC – Nursing & personal care facility||**||**|
|LTC – Nursing home or skilled nursing facility||18||20|
|LTC – Other nursing/personal care facility†||2||0|
|LTC – Retirement community/Independent living facility||3||5|
|Mobile crisis outreach team||*||4|
|Other out-of-facility behavioral health services¶||6||2|
|Other residential treatment facility§||2||1|
|Physical and/or occupational therapy||*||4|
|Primary care medical clinic (not FQHC or community clinic)||16||13|
|Psychiatric residential treatment facility||4||6|
|Psychiatric/substance abuse hospital||0||3|
|Specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital||*||3|
|Specialty medical clinic||5||0|
|Substance use disorder residential treatment facility||5||0|
*This category was collapsed into “Other” because fewer than 3 responses were received
**This category was not collected in this data collection period
†Facility types included in “Other nursing/personal care facility” by data collection period:
Fall 2020 – Adult family home, CCRC
‡Facility types included in “Other” by data collection period:
Fall 2020 – Medical and diagnostic laboratory, physical therapy, prison health, social services, specialty (except psychiatric/substance abuse) hospital
Spring 2020 – Massage therapy
¶Facility types included in “Other out-of-facility behavioral health services” by data collection period:
Fall 2020 – Mobile crisis outreach team, syringe services program, program for assertive community treatment, secure withdrawal management facility, substance use disorder clinic
Spring 2020 – CRC/HOPE programs, Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) services
§Facility types included in “Other residential treatment facility” by data collection period:
Fall 2020 – Residential behavioral health, mental and medical compromised program
Spring 2020 – Substance use disorder residential treatment facility