Public Health

A Physician's Guide to COVID-19

Updated April 30, 2020

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.

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Prepare your practice or health system for COVID-19

How to protect yourself and your employees from the effects of COVID-19

Diagnosing and treating 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 (note that 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

Telemedicine