Resources for Physicians

Telemedicine Support Guidelines for COVID-19 (Revised 9-29-2020)

DPH Information Sheet from Medical Provider Call on 9-2-2020

Delaware Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee Final Report - September 30, 2020

Delaware Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee Interim Report – July 31, 2020

Guidance for Reopening Medical Practices

COVID-19 Patient Instructions After COVID-19 Testing

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 Non-Emergent, Elective Medical Services and Treatment Recommendations

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

CARES Act Guidance (updated 4-3-2020)

Delaware COVID-19 Testing Site List (updated 4-08-2020)

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

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

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) COVID-19 Call Center is open to take questions from the public, schools, medical providers, state agencies and community organizations.

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

DPH asks any Delaware health care, long-term care, residential, or other high-risk facility with questions or concerns to email: or call the DPH Call Center at 1-866-408-1899 and press ext. 2.

Track Reported Cases of COVID-19

General Information

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

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

MSD Coordinates Hot Meals to Health Care Heroes

Since early April, the Medical Society of Delaware, through our supporting foundation the Delaware Foundation for Medical Services, Ltd, has been proudly raising funds to supply hot meals to Delaware's "health care heroes." Tax-deductible contributions are helping to feed our front line hospital professionals, while supporting local restaurants who are providing the meals, a win-win. Learn more.

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.

MSD COVID-19 Communications

MSD published special daily communications from March 10 - June 25, 2020 with continuous updates as necessary thereafter providing information specific to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the Archive Room to access these communications. 

8-5-2020 – Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee (PRAC) Interim Report


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 worked with MSD to hold a series of conference calls through May 19, 2020, for health care providers and their staff. DPH held another such call on September 2, 2020. 

9-2-2020 DPH Provider Call Recording

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  

Community Outreach

MSD Past President Discusses COVID-19 and its Impact on the Black Community
MSD Past President Richard W. Henderson, MD, 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