SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&RThe War on COVID-19 Pandemic Role of Rehabilitation Professionals and HospitalsLew, Henry L. MD, PhD; Oh-Park, Mooyeon MD; Cifu, David X. MDAuthor Information From the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech and Hearing Clinic, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii (HLL); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia (HLL, DXC); Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains, New York (MO-P); The Arthur S. Abramson Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, New York (MO-P); US Department of Veterans Affairs, Montrose, Virginia (DXC); and Long-term Impact of Military-relevant Brain Injury Consortium - Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (LIMBIC-CENC), Richmond, Virginia (DXC). All correspondence should be addressed to: Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605. Financial disclosure statements have been obtained, and no conflicts of interest have been reported by the authors or by any individuals in control of the content of this article. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: July 2020 - Volume 99 - Issue 7 - p 571-572 doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001460 Buy Metrics Abstract The global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 has created an unprecedented challenge to the society. Currently, the United States stands as the most affected country, and the entire healthcare system is affected, from emergency department, intensive care unit, postacute care, outpatient, to home care. Considering the debility, neurological, pulmonary, neuromuscular, and cognitive complications, rehabilitation professionals can play an important role in the recovery process for individuals with coronavirus disease 2019. Clinicians across the nation’s rehabilitation system have already begun working to initiate intensive care unit–based rehabilitation care and develop programs, settings, and specialized care to meet the short- and long-term needs of these individuals. We describe the anticipated rehabilitation demands and the strategies to meet the needs of this population. The complications from coronavirus disease 2019 can be reduced by (1) delivering interdisciplinary rehabilitation that is initiated early and continued throughout the acute hospital stay, (2) providing patient/family education for self-care after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation at either acute or subacute settings, and (3) continuing rehabilitation care in the outpatient setting and at home through ongoing therapy either in-person or via telehealth. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.