COVID-19 Updates & Resources


March 13, 2020 - Medicare Changes You Need to Know
March 16, 2020 - Updates, Resources & Guidance
March 17, 2020 - Daily Update
March 18, 2020 - Daily Update
arch 19, 2020 - Daily Update
arch 20, 2020 - Daily Update
arch 22, 2020 - Daily Update
March 23, 2020 - Daily Update
March 24, 2020 - Daily Update
March 25, 2020 - Daily Update
March 26, 2020 - Daily Update
March 27, 2020 - Daily Update
March 30, 2020 - Daily Update

National Resources
What the COVID-19 Relief Package Means for ODs
ODs on Facebook - Guide to Financial Information
Outpatient Assessment and Management for Pregnant Women
Information for Clinicians on Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Patients
Are Health Care Providers Exempt from the FFCRA Paid Leave Requirements?

COVID-19 Relief Package to Include Small Business Loans
AOA COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus in Ophthalmology Practices

North Carolina Resources
NEW - A Message from the North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry - March 31, 2020
NEW - NC Tracks: Emergency Enrollment Applications for Health Care Professionals Not Currently Enrolled as an NC Medicaid Provider
NC Medicaid Questions & Answers
NC Department of Commerce - COVID-19 Information for Employers
NC Communities Under Stay-at-Home Orders
NC County Health Departments
Statement from the North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry
COVID-19 Eye Care Resource for Urgent Care

NC DHHS Public Health Page
Respiratory Protection Guidance
Memo to NC Health Care Providers - March 23, 2020
Memo to NC Health Care Providers - March 16, 2020
COVID-19 Outpatient Triage and Assessment Guidance - March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Outpatient Triage and Assessment Guidance - March 16, 2020
Interim Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment
Outpatient and Crisis System Providers
Volunteer as a Health Care Worker
COVID-19 Guidance

Contact Local Health Department
Get the Facts
COVID-19 News Releases
COVID-19 Executive Orders
Sign Up for COVID-19 Updates
NCDHHS Updates and Resources Page

Clinical Practice Protocols

There's currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
  • was your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
  • avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
  • don't touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
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For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.
Source: World Health Organization

Practice Management
AOAExcel's Product & Service Resources
Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Disaster Loan Assistance
NC Department of Commerce - COVID-19 - Unemployment Info.
AOA Webinar - Medicare Telehealth
Sample Verbiage for Closing Office
Sample Verbiage for Employee Layoff
How Our Partners are Supporting NCOS Members!
A Message from ABB Optical Group

A Message from Allergan
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