COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR NJ PHYSICIANS & PATIENTS

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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With the new AO in place these very dated requirements are NO LONGER IN EFFECT in physician practices: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

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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.

  • Instructions for Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 [English] [Spanish]
  • Instructions for Persons Who Test Negative for COVID-19 [English] [Spanish]

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

LIVE NEWS FEEDS

NJDOH TWEETS

New Jersey Department of Health will be hosting a webinar about the current state of Monkeypox on November 28, 2 p.m. To watch “The Monkeypox Dialogues: Current State and Future Public Health Strategies,” visit https://bit.ly/MonkeypoxDialogues.

RSV is common among infants and young children. Make sure you know the early symptoms and when you need to contact your child’s healthcare provider. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/rsv/index.html #HealthierNJ #RSV

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Every year, flu puts hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital. A flu vaccine gives you extra protection to fight flu. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about getting a flu vaccine. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm #HealthierNJ #FightFlu

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