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

CDPH clarifies updated vaccine guidance

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The updated guidance also includes a new recommendation for vaccine providers to use 50% of “second doses” received to provide first doses to those currently eligible for vaccination as described in the guidance.

California expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to anyone age 65 and older

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced changes to vaccination eligibility guidelines that will allow counties to begin immediately vaccinating anyone over age 65.

Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget protects access to care

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

CMA is pleased that Gov. Newsom has put forward a balanced budget that protects access to health care – particularly for low-income Californians.

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Statewide Resources


Due to the PPE Relief Program's overwhelming success, CMA is extending support to practices and physicians with direct shipment of PPE supplies. As supplies become available, CMA will contact past program participants. If you have questions or would like to register your practice, please email memberservice@cmadocs.org.

The State of California made millions of medical-grade PPE pieces – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services partnered with CMA to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium-sized medical practices at live events in July and August. CMA is now distributing PPE Relief kits via direct shipment to practices that did not register for the first round of distribution. PPE Relief kits include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size, specialty and location). Questions?  See the FAQ.

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