Public Health

A Physician's Guide to COVID-19

This quick-start COVID-19 physician guide, curated from comprehensive CDC, JAMA and WHO resources, will help prepare your practice, address patient concerns and answer your most pressing questions.

Updated as of March 23, 2020

Prepare your practice or health system for COVID-19

  • Resources for clinics and health care facilities: CDC resources
  • Prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your practice or health care facility: Guides from WHO (PDF)

How to protect yourself from infection

Diagnosing patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

What to do if you have been exposed to patients with COVID-19

  • How to assess risk, monitor for symptoms and understand work restriction decisions for health care professionals with potential exposure to COVID-19:  Interim U.S. guidance
  • Return to work criteria for health care workers: Interim CDC guidance. Federal guidance may be adapted by state or local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances.

How to communicate with patients

Medicare and Medicaid coverage information

 Guidance on elective procedures

  • CMS recommendations: Limit all non-essential planned surgeries and procedures, including dental, until further notice.