COVID-19

COVID-19 - The latest news, research and developments on the COVID-19 outbreak for physicians.

Local COVID-19 Resources:

Orange County Health Care Agency Public Health
Their website provides Orange County Data as to the number of cases, FAQ’s and a phone number where COVID-19 questions can be asked.

CDC COCA (Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity) 
COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts. There are recorded recent webinars on COVID-19, including one on pregnant women and children.

AMA (American Medical Association) COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians

AHA (American Hospital Association) Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

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Bill introduced to protect physicians from unfair lawsuits during COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, May 29, 2020

Congress will be considering a bill  that would provide health care professionals, and the facilities in which they work, protections from COVID-19-related lawsuits. 

House passes bill to provide flexibility for PPP loans

Friday, May 29, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed the “ Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act ” (HR 6886) to give small businesses more time and flexibility  to use their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

HHS awards nearly $500 million to expand testing capacity in California

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

HHS recently awarded to California $499,203,180 in new funding to support testing for COVID-19. This funding will provide critical support to develop, purchase, administer, process and analyze COVID-19 tests, as well as to conduct surveillance, trace contacts and related activities.

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Statewide Resources


 

Update on Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID-19
May 12, 2020

Speaker Pelosi introduces $3 trillion coronavirus response package
May 12, 2020

New COVID-19 webinars in CMA's on-demand library
May 12, 2020

CMA announces new twice-weekly publishing schedule
May 12, 2020

CMA urges lawmakers to protect physicians from unfair lawsuits during public health emergency
May 12, 2020

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