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
Want More Detailed Data?  Click Here.

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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Information and Next Steps for Patients

Check out these “information and next steps” documents for patients who test positive and patients who test negative. Note that the quarantine period has been extended from 7 to 10 days because the virus sheds longer than originally thought. Use the links below or click here to find these documents.

  • Instructions for Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 [English] [Spanish]
  • Instructions for Persons Who Test Negative for COVID-19 [English] [Spanish]

Antibody Infographic

This antibody infographic explains what antibody tests can and cannot do. NJDOH wants people to know that a positive antibody test is NOT a pass to skip wearing a mask and ignore physical distancing. People with positive results may still get COVID19 and infect others. Testing is encouraged because the data collected from testing is crucial to ongoing research.  Click to view.

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Vaccines have proven to be an effective and important weapons in New Jersey’s fight against COVID-19. If your child is 5+, they are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your pediatrician about any questions on how you can best protect your family. https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder

𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐓😎
📌Know the signs of heat related illness
👍Be a good neighbor. Check on those vulnerable to the heat including the elderly, children and family pets.
⚾️Be mindful when planning outdoor activities.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3aediXA #ReadyNJ #Staycool

Put on broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA & UVB rays and has an SPF of 15 or higher before you go outside. Don’t forget to put a thick layer on all exposed skin. Get help for hard-to-reach places like your back. #SkinCancerAwarenessMonth https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety.htm @CDCgov

Don't forget your second shot if you received either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine! You need your second dose to get the most out of the vaccine.

Find a vaccine site here: http://bit.ly/3cghEvc

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