Resources for Physicians

Telemedicine Support Guidelines for COVID-19 (Revised 3-4-2021)

HHS Amends PREP Act Declaration, Including to Expand Access to COVID-19 Counter Measures Via Telehealth - December 3, 2020

CDC Resource: Extra Precautions for Those with Underlying Medical Conditions (Updated Nov. 2, 2020)

Abbott COVID-19 Point of Care Antigen Test Request

Patient Instructions Following a Rapid COVID-19 Test

DPH guidance for discontinuation of transmission-based precautions and disposition of patients with COVID-19 to long-term care or assisted living facilities

CMS Letter Summarizing Actions Taken to Ensure Clinicians Have Maximum Flexibility to Reduce Unnecessary Barriers to Providing Patient Care

Guidance For Returning to Work after COVID-19 (updated 7-27-2020)

DPH Essential Services Screening Policy (updated 7-21-2020)

PPE Request Policy and Procedures (updated 3-17-2020)

State Health Operations Center (SHOC) Resource Request Form

Preparedness Steps for Specialists

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

  

Vaccine Call Center

DELAWARE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH
VACCINE CALL CENTER


Hours of Operation: 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday

Contact:
(302) 672-6150
or

Vaccine@Delaware.gov

Coronavirus Data Dashboard

MSD in Action During the Pandemic

The Medical Society of Delaware has created a list of high-level activities it pushed forward relating to issues of COVID-19.  MSD was involved at the local, regional and national levels working for you and your specific needs.  Read the accomplishments.

General Information

CDC Operational Strategy for Physical Distance in K-12 Schools (Updated 3/19/2021)

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

CDC Health Alert Network Updates

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

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

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

Division of Public Health 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 and the Medical Society of Delaware provided the opportunity for physicians and practice managers to participate on scheduled conference calls.  Below is the link to recording of the most recent call.

3-24-2021 DPH/Physician Call Recording
 
 

 

MSD COVID-19 Communications

MSD published special daily communications beginning in March, 2020 with continuous updates as necessary thereafter providing information specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Below are links to the most recent communications by date published. Click the Archive Room to access the previous communications.

4/19/2021
4/13/2021
3/30/2021
3/15/2021
02/16/2021
02/11/2021
02/09/2021
01/28/2021
01/20/2021
01/19/2021



COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - 4/16/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - 4/9/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - 3/19/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - 3/12/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  - 3/5/2021

Community Outreach


MSD Past President Discusses COVID-19 and its Impact on the Black Community
MSD Past President Richard W. Henderson, MD, former DHSS Secretary Kara Odom Walker, MD, and Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League President & CEO Eugene Young discussed COVID-19 and its impact on Delaware's black community on a Zoom teleconference call this week. Click here to watch


Patient Resources: (for Physicians to share with their 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