Resources for Physicians

Delaware COVID-19 Testing Site List (updated 3-31-2020)

Guidance For Returning to Work after Covid-19  updated 3-25-2020

Delaware Division of Public Health Testing Guidelines (3/13/2020)

PPE Request Policy and Procedures Updated 3-17-2020

State Health Operations Center (SHOC) Resource Request Form

Preparedness Steps for Specialists

Delaware Division of Public Health – Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19)

CDC Health Alert Network Updates

Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed COVID-19 or People Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 in a Health Care Setting

OSHA Control & Prevention for Healthcare Measures for Protecting Workers from Exposure to, and Infection with, the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

Information for Laboratories – Working with Specimens for Persons Under Investigation (PUI)

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): FAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement and Hospital Discharge 

Sequence for Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

World Health Organization – Free Coronavirus Online Training

Patient Resources: (for Physicians to share with their patients)

Coronavirus call center flyer for patients

Coronavirus prevention tips for patients

Sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf - English

Sick-with-2019-ncov-factsheet-sp.pdf - Spanish

Stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf - English

Stop-the-spread-of-germs-sp.pdf - Spanish

COVID19-symptoms.pdf - English

COVID19-symptoms-sp.pdf - Spanish

Mental Health Resources for Physicians

Mental Health Tips for Physicians to Utilize with Patients We have heard many physicians are seeing a significant increase in mental health issues for their patients during this stressful time. Here are some helpful resources.

Helping People Manage Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation

Psychological Effects of Quarantine

Caring for Patients’ Mental Well-Being During Coronavirus

Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Call Center

In response to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID)-19), the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) opened a call center this week at its State Health Operations Center (SHOC) in Smyrna. The call center is open to take questions from the public, schools, medical providers, state agencies and community organizations.

Effective 3/30/2020 Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m to 4:00 p.m Saturday and Sunday. The call center number is 1-866-408-1899. There is also an email address where individuals can submit questions:

Track Reported Cases of COVID-19

General Information

Essential Services Screening Recommendations for COVID-19 Pandemic
High-Risk Essential Businesses

Resources for Practice Managers

COVID-19: New ICD-10-CM Code and Interim Coding Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics will implement a new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective with the next update on October 1. See the announcement and interim coding guidance for more information.

CMS Resources

Unemployment Guidance During COVID-19

Patient COVID-19 Screening Questions

AMA Releases Special Coding Advice Related to COVID-19
COVID-19 Coding Flow Chart
COVID-19 Coding Scenario Guide

DPH Conference Calls

In our continued effort to keep the medical community current with the latest information and to facilitate an opportunity for Delaware’s physicians to ask their questions, the Delaware Division of Public Health is working with MSD to hold a series of conference calls for health care providers.
3-25-2020 - Click here to listen
3-23-2020 - Click here to listen
3-19-2020 - Click here to listen
3-18-2020 - Click here to listen
3-17-2020 - Click here to listen

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) updated3-26-2020

MSD COVID-19 Communications

3-30-2020 More Cases/Death, Gov. Closes Child Care for Non-Essential Workers, Conference Call Tomorrow
3-29-2020 New Cases-Death, MSD in the News, Next DPH Call Scheduled
3-28-2020 New Deaths, 2nd Assisted Living Facility Affected, DMJ Looking for Articles
3-27-2020 New Cases, Return to Work Guidance, Hotel Du Pont Discount
3-26-2020 1st Death, Hydroxycholroguine, Fed. Stimulus Package
3-26-2020 1st Nursing Home Death, New Cases Reported
3-25-2020 Guidance For Returning to Work after Covid-19
3-25-2020 New Cases, FAQ, MSG Message, How You Can Help

Read more MSD COVID-19 Communications

3-24-2020 DPH New Cases, DPH Conference Call Tomorrow, Hand Sanitizer
3-23-2020 Public Health Emergency - One Year Old Tests Positive - FAQ
3-22-2020 Testing Site List, 11 New Cases, Gov. Stay at Home Order
3-21-2020 Optimizing PPE - New Cases - Gov. Closes Beaches
3-19-2020 New Cases - Telemedicine Options - Requesting PPE - DPH Conference Call
3-18-2020 Gov. State of Emergency, New Cases, Telemedicine Updates, DPH Call Recording
3-18-2020 DPH to Hold Conference Call with Physicians & Practice Managers
3-17-2020 COVID-19 Testing Center, New Cases, Telemedicine Updates, Specialty Guidelines
3-17-2020 DPH to Hold Conference Call with Physicians & Practice Managers
3-16-2020 Gov. Carney/Sec. Walker Town Hall – State of Emergency Update
3-14-2020 COVID-19 – Child Care Recs, 2 More Cases, School Closings
3-13-2020 COVID-19 DPH Testing Guidelines
3-11-2020 DPH Announces First Coronavirus Case
3-10-2020 PPE Guidance/Commercial Lab Testing /Fake Online Coronavirus Info