COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR NJ PHYSICIANS & PATIENTS
ALERT: Amended COVID Administrative Order on Masking and Physician Practice Operations
With the new AO in place these very dated requirements are NO LONGER IN EFFECT in physician practices:
- Utilize telemedicine to the greatest extent possible
- Allow only one companion
- Stagger staff schedules and space appointments to minimize number of people in the office
- Install barriers between staff
- Clean high touch areas after each use
- Masks for staff in breakrooms
YOUR PATIENTS NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!
You are the most trusted resource for your patients in making health decisions.
Your strong recommendation to get a COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important factors in your patients’ decision to accept vaccination.
Click below to access tools and tips developed by the CDC to help you communicate with patients about the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Information and Next Steps for Patients
Check out these “information and next steps” documents for patients who test positive and patients who test negative. Note that the quarantine period has been extended from 7 to 10 days because the virus sheds longer than originally thought. Use the links below or click here to find these documents.
Join our NJ Physician's Forum
Please join our NJ Physician's Forum, a secure place for New Jersey physicians to discuss, share and network as we face this rapidly evolving crisis.
It is our hope that this is a place where NJ physicians can share questions, problems, solutions, and ideas with one another to assist the primary care community in being unified in its response.
Feel free to start threads as you see fit – including sharing info on telehealth issues.
COVID-19 Maternal & Infant Outcomes Project
The Department of Health is working to reach out to healthcare providers that provide prenatal care in order to identify cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy in order to track maternal and infant outcomes. You can help.
Review the letter from NJDOH - CLICK HERE.
Complete the data collection form - CLICK HERE.
Updated Resources from Trusted Sources
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
State of New Jersey
American College of Physicians
ACP COVID-19 member forum Requires ACP login
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services