Latest Developments in the Spread of COVID-19

For the latest number of cases and deaths on the COVID-19 pandemic,

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Clinical Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] Clinical Guidance

Latest CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Guidance

Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The White House/CDC/FEMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Personal Protective Equipment [PPE]

Summary for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response

Considerations for Release of Stockpiled N95s Beyond the Manufacturer-Designated Shelf Life

Mask Re-Sterilization Techniques and Goggles - Jeffery Weisman, MD, JD, FCLM

Anthony Fauci, MD from NIAID discusses latest developments in the spread of COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD

Plasma Donations

Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients

Dental References

 
 

Regulatory Guidance

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare and Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit

Telehealth Benefits in Medicare are a Lifeline for Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

FAQs on Catastrophic Plan Coverage and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

CDC Essential Health Care Worker Guidance

The Network for Public Health Law

COVID-19 Real-time Guidance, Resources and Information

Ambulatory Surgery Center Medicine

State Guidance on Elective Surgeries

Crisis Standards of Care

Institute of Medicine

Crisis Standards of Care Toolkit

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Public Health Emergency

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

 

Mental and Behavioral Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA]

Disaster Distress Helpline: Crisis counseling and support 24/7, 365 day-per-year helpline 1-800-985-5990. Spanish speakers: 1-800-985-5990 press #2. TTY 1-800-846-8517. Text: TalkWithUs to 66746. With stay-at-home provisions, it is expected that domestic violence rates will increase.

Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal

Tools for Practitioners

Tips for Disaster Responders: Preventing and Managing Stress

Massachusetts Medical Society Burnout Resources

CDC Guidance for Emergency Responders Supportive Care

New Therapeutics

Repurposing of Clinically Developed Drugs for Treatment of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection. Dyall, J, et. al.

Montelukast, Leukotriene Inhibitor, Reduces LPS-Induced Acute Lung Inflammation and Human Neutrophil Activation. Davino-Chiovatto, J E, et. al.

Global Health Law

COVID-19 and Community Action - Albert Lee, MBBS, MPH, LLB, LLM, FCLM

Better Preparedness and Response for the COVID-19 Pandemic - Albert Lee, MBBS, MPH, LLB, LLM, FCLM

Government and News

ACLM Signs on to Letter to Congress to Urge to Pass the Stimulus Package March 25, 2020

AMA, AHA, ANA Letter to President Trump

AMA News Story with Dr. Patrice Harris

Ethics and Liability

A Framework for Rationing Ventilators and Critical Care Beds During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA, March 27, 2020

Covid-19 - The Law and Limits of Quarantine. NEJM, April 9, 2020. Michael S. Sinha, MD, JD, MPH and Wendy E. Parmet, JD

Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of COVID-19. NEJM, March 23, 2020

Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions Responding to Novel Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 (CoVID-19): Guidelines for Institutional Ethics Services Responding to CoVID-19. The Hastings Center

Too Many Patients…A Framework to Guide Statewide Allocation of Scarce Mechanical Ventilation During Disasters. Chest, Daugherty, et al. including Darren Mareinniss, MD, JD

ICU triage: the potential legal liability of withdrawing ICU care during a catastrophic event, American Journal of Disaster Medicine, Darren Mareinniss, MD, JD et al.

Employment

COVID-19 and Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know