Weekly line: A new normal? What life will look like after Covid-19.

It's been nearly four weeks since President Trump called on Americans to practice social distancing to limit the spread of the new coronavirus—and the big question on everyone's mind this week is: When will we get back "normal"? Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli outlines four ways "normal" life may look very different when we emerge from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Advisory Board Insight

'Preparing for a disaster': How Dignity Health is navigating the Covid-19 epidemic

Dignity Health's Chief Physician Executive Richard Carvolth recently spoke with Advisory Board's Taylor Hurst about how Dignity is enacting disaster preparedness strategies to protect its workforce and deploying newly expanded testing capabilities.

'There are no rules': Why some seemingly low-risk Covid-19 patients deteriorate so fast

While data indicates the majority of Covid-19 cases are mild, health care providers on the front lines say some patients—including those who are young and healthy—can go from "fine" to critical or unresponsive in just a few hours, Nick Brown and Deena Beasley report for Reuters.

US may be flattening Covid-19 curve—but it's not time to ease social distancing, Fauci says

On Thursday, a federal official said the United States appears to be flattening the curve of the country's new coronavirus epidemic, and CMS took additional action to ease provider regulations to expand the country's capacity to provide care to infected patients.

Around the nation: CDC allocates $186M to increase Covid-19 testing, particularly in 'hot zones'

CDC said the funding can also be used to evaluate health care providers who have been exposed to or infected by the new coronavirus, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Georgia, and New Jersey.

3 steps hospital leaders can take to mitigate the racial impact of Covid-19

This week, emerging data from states and counties demonstrated that Black communities are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. Advisory Board's Rishi Sachdev and Darby Sullivan highlight three steps provider organizations can take to improve data collection and address racial disparities in care.

Can your pet catch the new coronavirus? It depends.

A new study—not yet peer-reviewed—exploring whether household pets can contract the new coronavirus finds that some pets are much more prone than others to catching the virus.

Weekend reads: What material should you use to make a facemask?

Why America has too many chicken wings, the 52 recent medical school graduates who are already working, and more.