COVID-19 Resources for Physicians & Patients

Esteemed Colleagues,

These are indeed, unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a growing pandemic which is impacting all of us to one degree or another.

For many, this is a first experience of a such a wide spread medical emergency in their careers.  Even for those of us who have been in practice for many, many years this is the most impactful disease outbreak we have seen.

This situation is evolving so rapidly that responses today may be different from responses tomorrow or next week. In order to help you navigate this ever evolving situation, we have gathered the most reliable sources of information on COVID-19 on this page. 

We will keep it updated, so NJSAM can be your first step as you search for information for yourself and to share with your patients.

Please scroll down to view links to important content from official State and Federal government and national medical sources. 

These resource pages will be updated as new information becomes available.  

If you have any suggestions to improve the page please email us.

NJ PHYSICIANS 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.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE FORUM

OFFICIAL NEW JERSEY COVID-19
INFORMATION HUB 

Click here to access

NEW COVID-19
RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL
Click here to access

The ASAM National Practice Guideline – 2020 Focused Update

The ASAM National Practice Guideline 2020 focused update is intended to inform and empower clinicians, health system administrators, criminal justice system administrators, and policymakers who are interested in implementing evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for individuals with OUD. This is especially critical in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, which threatens to curtail patient access to evidence-based treatment.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE RELEASE

FEDS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT COVID-19-RELATED PAID LEAVE FOR WORKERS AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES.

On March 18, 2020 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law to provide relief to employees and small and midsize businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The act allows most employers with less than 500 employees to take a payroll tax credit on the newly required leave that must be provided to employees affected by COVID-19.

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UPDATED RESOURCES FROM TRUSTED SOURCES

LIVE NEWS FEEDS

NJDOH Tweets

🔸COVID-19 UPDATE🔸 all acute care hospitals and health systems must report their PPE supplies on a daily basis

🔸2,289 new cases , 11,124 total

🔸71 long term care facilities have at least 1 reported COVID-19 case

🔸32 new deaths, 140 total

http://covid19.nj.gov

Following conversations with @realDonaldTrump and @VP, we received a critical shipment of PPE from the federal stockpile last night:
120,000 N95 masks
287,000 surgical masks
62,000+ face shields
51,000+ surgical gloves
3,500+ coveralls
368,000+ pairs of gloves
1,000 medical beds

We're thankful to our federal partners for their support. New Jersey is in the epicenter of the #COVID19 pandemic and we'll keep working to get more of the PPE we need to keep New Jerseyans safe.

We are, by our nature, a social species. Staying apart from our friends and neighbors, and even our families, is not human nature.

But doing so right now is critically important for us to #FlattenTheCurve, and to emerge from this emergency stronger than ever before.

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